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New Solar fabric uses sun and wind to power devices — ScienceDaily

Sep 13, 2018 To make the fabric, Wang’s team used a commercial textile machine to weave together solar cells constructed from lightweight polymer fibers …

Flexible silicon solar-cell fabrics may soon become possible …

Dec 6, 2012 The research opens the door to the possibility of weaving together solar-cell silicon wires to create flexible, curved, or twisted solar fabrics.

Scientists create stretchable battery made entirely out of solar fabric: New …

Dec 7, 2017 Scientists create stretchable battery made entirely out of fabric …. Solar-Powered Battery Woven Into Fabric Overcomes Hurdle for ‘Wearable …

Researchers use carbon nanotubes to make solar cell fabrics affordable …

Sep 27, 2018 In addition, the material’s mechanical flexibility could allow solar cells to be integrated into fabrics and clothing, enabling portable energy …

Cotton is the fabric of your lights, your MP3 player, your cell phone …

Mar 10, 2018 Or a solar-powered dress that can charge your MP3 player? This is … “We can definitively have sections of a traditional cotton fabric becoming …

How gold nanoparticles could improve solar energy storage …

Jul 12, 2018 Star-shaped gold nanoparticles, coated with a semiconductor, can produce hydrogen from water over four times more efficiently than other …

New perovskite solar cell design could outperform existing …

Oct 20, 2017 A new design for solar cells that uses inexpensive, commonly available materials could rival and even outperform conventional cells made of …

Off-the-shelf, power-generating clothes are almost here: Scientists …

May 23, 2018 Scientists introduce coating that turns fabrics into circuits …. us and turning it into a solar cell so that as you are walking around the sunlight that …

Scientists discover material that can be solar cell by day, light panel …

Mar 24, 2018 Scientists have developed a next-generation solar cell material which can also emit light, in addition to converting light to electricity. This solar …

Solar energy that doesn’t block the view — ScienceDaily

Aug 19, 2018 Researchers have developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to …

Holding energy by the threads: Researchers spin cotton into …

Mar 5, 2018 While the pattern for making a wearable fabric battery has already been laid out, it’s now time to select the threads that will turn a textile into an …

Clothing the body electric: Cotton T-shirt solar fabric can store electricity …

Jun 29, 2018 The fabric in a cotton T-shirt was converted into a material that can store electricity. A flexible source of electrical power made from this kind of …

Some Color Shades Offer Better Protection Against Sun’s Ultraviolet …

Oct 15, 2018 Scientists in Spain are reporting that the same cotton fabric dyed deep blue or red provide greater UV protection than shades of yellow.

Low-cost wafers for solar cells — ScienceDaily

Oct 9, 2015 Silicon wafers are the heart of solar cells. However, manufacturing them is not cheap. Over 50 percent of the pure silicon used is machined into …

New coatings make natural fabrics waterproof: Process could offer …

Jun 29, 2018 Repellency of different liquids on polyester solar fabric coated with …. to glass in applications as diverse as window glazing, solar cells and …

Solar material for producing clean hydrogen fuel — ScienceDaily

Jun 14, 2017 A new material has been created based on gold and black phosphorus to produce clean hydrogen fuel using the full spectrum of sunlight.

Engineers are catching rainbows: Material that slows light opens …

Engineers are catching rainbows: Material that slows light opens new possibilities in solar energy, other fields. Date: February 17, 2013; Source: University at …

Collecting the sun’s energy: Novel electrode for flexible solar fabric …

Apr 20, 2011 Flexible precision fabric which, in cooperation with the Swiss company Sefar AG, was developed into an electrode for solar cell fabrics….