Solar energy-harvesting e-textiles to power wearable devices

Satharasinghe, A. ORCID: 0000-0002-7124-8228, Hughes-Riley, T. ORCID: 0000-0001-8020-430X and Dias, T. ORCID: 0000-0002-3533-0398, 2019. Solar energy-harvesting e-textiles to power wearable devices. Proceedings, 32 (1): 1. ISSN 2504-3900

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This work presents an innovative solar energy harvesting fabric and demonstrates its suitability for powering wearable and mobile devices. A large solar energy harvesting fabric containing 200 miniature solar cells has been shown to charge a 110 mF textile supercapacitor bank within 37 s. A series of solar energy harvesting fabrics with different design features, such as using red or black fibres, were tested and compared to a commercially available flexible solar panel outside under direct sunlight. The results showed that the solar energy harvesting fabrics had power densities that were favorable when compared to the commercially available solar cell.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Proceedings
Creators: Satharasinghe, A., Hughes-Riley, T. and Dias, T.
Publisher: MDPI
Date: 4 December 2019
Volume: 32
Number: 1
ISSN: 2504-3900
Rights: © 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (
Divisions: Schools > School of Art and Design
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 06 Dec 2019 08:41
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2021 13:16

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