Solar Jacket

8 12 2009

Free energy is always attractive but at what price? In this case the price is wearing a pretty ugly looking solar jacket that charges your electronic devices on the go.

The Solar Jacket, designed by the think-bots at North Carolina State University uses a method called digital textile printing in order to integrate solar cells into clothing by matching the printing pattern to that of solar panels.

You can safely charge your devices using the clothes or bags on which the solar panel is printed on without getting an electric shock. However, could you safely walk down the street without getting ridiculed? Debatable….

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