Solar technology is making its way into our everyday life, and our everyday outfit. Increasingly, clothing retailers are manufacturing apparel compatible with tech. But tech companies have taken the upper-hand by designing the tech itself to be worn as a garment.
The secret to wearable solar tech are in flexible PVs. With the same energy-absorbing capabilities as the rigid glass and metal structures often seen on rooftops, lightweight and bendable PVs have the ability to be embedding into various materials, including fabric. As an accessory or article of clothing, the solar cells can harness, convert, and store energy.
This fusion of solar energy and textiles isn't new, the US military has been utilizing it for decades, but it's finally making its way into the consumer market.
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