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A Review of Solar Energy Harvesting Electronic Textiles

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Advanced Textiles Research Group, School of Art and Design, Nottingham Trent University, Bonington Building, Dryden Street, Nottingham NG1 4GG, UK
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MAS Innovations (pvt) Ltd., 50 Foster Lane, Colombo 10 01000, Sri Lanka
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Sensors 2020, 20(20), 5938; https://doi.org/10.3390/s20205938
Received: 18 September 2020 / Revised: 17 October 2020 / Accepted: 19 October 2020 / Published: 21 October 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Textile Electrodes and Sensors)
An increased use in wearable, mobile, and electronic textile sensing devices has led to a desire to keep these devices continuously powered without the need for frequent recharging or bulky energy storage. To achieve this, many have proposed integrating energy harvesting capabilities into clothing: solar energy harvesting has been one of the most investigated avenues for this due to the abundance of solar energy and maturity of photovoltaic technologies. This review provides a comprehensive, contemporary, and accessible overview of electronic textiles that are capable of harvesting solar energy. The review focusses on the suitability of the textile-based energy harvesting devices for wearable applications. While multiple methods have been employed to integrate solar energy harvesting with textiles, there are only a few examples that have led to devices with textile properties. View Full-Text
Keywords: electronic textiles; E-textile; smart textile; energy harvesting; photovoltaic textile; solar energy; solar cell; thin film electronic textiles; E-textile; smart textile; energy harvesting; photovoltaic textile; solar energy; solar cell; thin film
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Satharasinghe, A.; Hughes-Riley, T.; Dias, T. A Review of Solar Energy Harvesting Electronic Textiles. Sensors 2020, 20, 5938. https://doi.org/10.3390/s20205938

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