SOL Traveler

SOL Traveler Portable Solar Energy Classroom Kit

What is the SOL Traveler?

The Sol Traveler: A Portable Solar Energy Classroom Kit is a great way to introduce students to engineering and solar energy and a free resource for Nevada teachers! (Recommended for grades 8th-12th) The Sol Traveler is a compact solar water heater that uses two types of solar energy. A 10-watt photovoltaic panel provides power to pump the water and a thermal panel absorbs the sun’s energy to heat the water. Included with the Sol Traveler educational kit is a guide that shows how to set up the kit and instructions for a laboratory experiment involving data collection, analysis, and calculations.

All resources for the SOL Traveler (videos, guide, solar energy lessons and information) are provided here.

You can give your students a hands-on experience with solar energy!

The Nevada teachers may schedule a visit to have the Sol Traveler at the school at no cost. Teachers are asked to fill out an application here. After applying, the Outreach Coordinator will contact you to set up a school visit. UNLV STEM Ambassadors will demonstrate the equipment and complete short activities with the students.

Full SOL Traveler kit
PV Panel and Pump


Sol Traveler: Solar Thermal Panel

SOL Traveler: Ideas for Classroom Installation Use


UNLV News Center: Shining a Light on Solar Technology (and Future Careers)

March 3, 2017, UNLV News Center Shining a Light on Solar Technology (and Future Careers)

Science 360 News Archives

February 2, 2017, NSF Science360 News  Shining Light on Solar

Shining a light on solar

February 1, 2017, Solar Nexus Feature Article Shining a Light on Solar

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4505 S Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, Nevada 89154

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