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In Fashion: Solar Powered Streetwear

The newly developed solar concentrator is irradiated with blue LED light. The polymer material is so flexible that it can be bent with tweezers. 2020 (Image courtesy Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA))

The once impossible dream of generating useable power by simply wearing clothes has become a reality. Power enough to charge phones, tablets, laptops on the go – this wearable energy supply is made possible by a new polymer applied on fabrics such as jackets and T-shirts, turning them into solar collectors.

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