Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies, the Singapore-based manufacturer
of the H-racer miniature hydrogen fuel cell car, has introduced a line
of educational kits designed to explore the science behind clean energy
Designed as chemistry sets of the future, Horizon’s science education
kits provide an interactive way to introduce the principles and importance
of carbon-free energy systems. These kits promote the search for alternative energy, which is needed as the demand for energy rises and fossil fuels
become increasingly costly and damaging to the environment.
Available now are a hydro-wind energy kit, a renewable energy experiment set and a bio-energy kit. Each kit can be plugged into a PC with the
software adapter kit, allowing people to conduct simple laboratory experiments on the computer to help them better visualize and understand how
the technologies work.
The hydro-wind power kit allows students to build their own applications using wind power to create hydrogen fuel from water. Hydrogen collected using wind power can supply a fuel cell, which then powers a small
motor included in the kit that will run any application students dream up,
at home or in a classroom setting. The Hydro-Wind kit offers hands-on
experimentation with transport of zero-carbon energy from renewable
wind-power sources to everyday electrical applications using fuel cells.
The bio-energy kit demonstrates the workings of a small-scale ethanol
fuel cell technology, which is able to generate power from ethanol and
water without combustion. Showcasing a world-first in liquid fuel cell
technology, the system demonstrates the potential for using fuel cells to
power small consumer electronic devices for long periods of time.
The software adaptor kit takes experiments a step further with on-screen visualization of renewable technologies during operation. The
software measures a number of variables and provides detailed insight
into how solar, wind or hydrogen fuel cell technology works.
Horizon’s renewable energy science kits are available for purchase now
online, at select retail outlets and science education kit suppliers around
the world. horizonfuelcell.com/store.htm