Threadlike solar cells woven into fabric - One day will help power your devices

05/09/2014 - 00:00

Your tablet on your jacket sleeve, your smartphone in your watch—conventional batteries are not practicable for ever-lighter wearable electronic devices. A possible alternative is solar cells in the form of a textile that can simple be integrated into clothing. In the journal Angewandte Chemie ("Wearable Solar Cells by Stacking Textile Electrodes") Chinese researchers have now introduced novel, efficient solar cells based on stable, flexible textile electrodes that can be integrated into fabrics.