Smart designed Solar power Clothing

solar_suit.jpgSolar jackets and bags are hot items, they are in line with our increased environmental awareness and can give us the extra hour of talk time or Net surfing we need so baldly for our digital life.

Integrating solar cells into clothing or bags can be a style challenge as those solar cells come mostly in brownish color and its distinctive cell pattern.

A a team at North Carolina State University came up with a brilliant idea how to make use of digital textile printing to incorporate unusual components into a design by printing fabric that matches the pattern of the component.

As an example of how digital textile printing can be used to make the solar panels invisible is the solar jacket and the solar tie.

Digital textile printing might not always be the solution but in certain cases it is a great method to hide or enhance visually the added technology.

Besides the idea of pattern printing to completely integrate the solar panels, I like the idea of the Solar-Tie, a great concept to charge the cell-phone of our business folks on-the-go.

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Read more about this project on the Website of the Department of Textile and Apparel, Technology & Management at North Carolina State University.



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Can any of the stored energy be converted into useful power? What does the suit energize? I don’t understand why anyone would want to wear this?

solar power would be cheaper it we could just cut down the cost of solar cells;’,

Very innovative idea, but wouldn’t the necktie be a huge strain on the carrier’s shoulders? I imagine that it could be quite heavy…

Thank you for introducing the new technology for us.It is so interesting that in the future, i do not need any power, just a suit. But how about cloudy or rainny?

A really interesting concept. Is the solar tie on market already?

Nice post, thank you for sharing. I can not image that the solar power can be use for the clothing. It means that the solar energy is applied in more areas for servicing people.

The solar power is so popular today that we should develop it further in the future. It could be friendly for our planet and service people as well. There are more and more industries have involved in the solar power.

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Innovative. This Solar-Tie could be the solution to an everyday need . There should be more clothing items designed along this line as not everyone wears a tie.

Since power increases, Solar power become more affordable. We all need something that we can used which has a good quality and performance at the same time we can saved! In Solar Melbourne, there are lot of references which I totally find something that I should used. I believe saving made us save. I hope other people save too.

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