Berto Jongman: Clothing Collects Solar Energy, Powers Devices

05 Energy
Berto Jongman
Berto Jongman

Now THAT’S what you call power dressing! Smart clothes use solar energy to charge devices

  • Researchers have previously tried to create fibres to supply energy
  • But many of these couldn’t withstand clothing manufacturing
  • The new material incorporates two types of fibre with cotton, creating a flexible material that is fully charged by sunlight