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Ray Catcher® Solar Panel

SKU: W37942
A Pitsco Exclusive


The official solar panel of the Junior Solar Sprint competition, the Ray Catcher® measures 265.91 mm x 126.21 mm x 3 mm (thick) for a total surface area of 33,559 mm2. It is built of lightweight, yet superstrong, high-impact fiberglass laminate and is weather resistant. The panel weighs 126 grams and has an output of 2.9 volts at 1.1 amps. Includes 8" color-coded lead wires.

Features include:

  • Durable leads – the 8" leads on the panel are soldered and epoxied. It takes a lot of abuse to remove or break them!
  • Only 3 mm thick, but durable – the photovoltaic material is sandwiched between an extra-strong fiberglass backing and a transparent laminate covering.
  • Reusable – due to the extra-strong construction techniques, these panels can be used over and over each year.
  • Smart internal wiring – the cells within the panel are wired in parallel – so if the panel should be cracked for any reason, only a percentage of the panel will not work.
  • Easy mounting – each panel has two holes for easy connection of the Ray Catcher to the car.
  • Tinned leads – the leads are tinned to ensure easy soldering when attaching to the motor.
  • Polycrystalline cells – manufacturing these cells requires 20% less energy than manufacturing standard solar cells.


Type: Materials and Supplies/Solar Panels Grades: 6-12



  • Size: 265.91 mm x 126.21 mm
  • Thickness: 3 mm

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