Scientists from the University of Nottingham Trent have developed yarn with built-in classified photocells, from which you can make clothes that can produce enough electricity to charge mobile devices and native gadgets.
Inventors found a way to sew solar cells with a size of 3×1.5 mm into textiles and securely fix them with a special resin. Small size makes the plates with almost imperceptible to the naked eye, and users absolutely does not feel their presence in clothing.
The research team from ADVANCED Textiles Research Group has already created a conceptual textile prototype, 5×5 cm in size, which contains 200 miniature solar panels. Such a piece of fabric is capable of generating a voltage of 2.5-10 V and power up to 80 MW. Tests have shown that this is enough to power a mobile phone and fitness bracelet. However, scientists say that for charging the smartphone will require at least 10 such prototypes or 2 thousand hotel cells.
According to the head of the project of Professor Tylak Diaz, the clothing from the electric sextil does not differ from everyday and it can even be erased without any problems. At the same time, it can save us from the need to connect devices to wall outlets and reduce the burden on the energy session, while at the same time reducing carbon emissions into the atmosphere.
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