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    In the "The Speed of Light: Explore Solar Energy with a Supercapacitor Car Motor!" electronics science Project Idea, students can investigate how the time used to charge a solar-powered supercapacitor affects how long a car is powered. [Source: Science Buddies] http://pinterest.com/sciencebuddies

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    How do you store solar energy for use when it is not light out? In the "The Speed of Light: Explore Solar Energy with a Supercapacitor Car Motor!" electronics #science project, students investigate how a capacitor works and how the time used to charge a solar-powered supercapacitor affects how long a car is powered. [Source: Science Buddies, http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project_ideas/Elec_p063.shtml?from=Pinterest] #STEM #scienceproject

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