New fabric harvests solar and wind energy
27 September 2016 (The Engineer)
“Researchers from Georgia Tech have been working on a fabric that harvests energy from both sunshine and motion, which could be used to generate power in the field. The textile combines solar cells constructed from lightweight polymer fibres with fibre-based triboelectric nanogenerators. The nanogenerators use a
A lightweight fabric can harvest both solar and mechanical energy to power electronic devices.Zhong Lin Wang at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Xing Fan at Chongqing University in China and their co-workers wove a fa...
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Fabric woven from fiber-based solar cells and kinetic energy harvesters generates power day and night