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Solar Energy-Harvesting E-Textiles to Power Wearable Devices

Advanced Textiles Research Group, School of Art & Design, Nottingham Trent University, Bonington Building, Dryden Street, Nottingham NG1 4GG, UK
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Presented at the International Conference on the Challenges, Opportunities, Innovations and Applications in Electronic Textiles (E-Textiles 2019), London, UK, 12 November 2019.
Proceedings 2019, 32(1), 1; https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2019032001
Published: 4 December 2019
This work presents an innovative solar energy harvesting fabric and demonstrates its suitability for powering wearable and mobile devices. A large solar energy harvesting fabric containing 200 miniature solar cells has been shown to charge a 110 mF textile supercapacitor bank within 37 s. A series of solar energy harvesting fabrics with different design features, such as using red or black fibres, were tested and compared to a commercially available flexible solar panel outside under direct sunlight. The results showed that the solar energy harvesting fabrics had power densities that were favorable when compared to the commercially available solar cell.
Keywords: electronic textiles; E-textiles; photovoltaic; solar; energy harvesting electronic textiles; E-textiles; photovoltaic; solar; energy harvesting
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Satharasinghe, A.; Hughes-Riley, T.; Dias, T. Solar Energy-Harvesting E-Textiles to Power Wearable Devices. Proceedings 2019, 32, 1. https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2019032001

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Satharasinghe A, Hughes-Riley T, Dias T. Solar Energy-Harvesting E-Textiles to Power Wearable Devices. Proceedings. 2019; 32(1):1. https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2019032001

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Satharasinghe, Achala, Theodore Hughes-Riley, and Tilak Dias. 2019. "Solar Energy-Harvesting E-Textiles to Power Wearable Devices" Proceedings 32, no. 1: 1. https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2019032001

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