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Hi, I am trying to build a solar powered toy car. And no its not for my son, its for my own curiosity. The problem I am having is that...while the solar panel is sufficient to rapidly turn the (4) micromotors 6 inches away from a lightbulb it isn't sufficient to even turn the wheels when I put it in the full Virginia fall sun light on level ground. So...rather than get a bigger solar panel my thought was to add a capacitor between the panel and the motors. My hypothesis is that the capacitor will store a sufficient charge to allow the car to slowly rotate its wheels. I am prepared to experiment with different types of capacitors but before I do that... is this plausible?