A review of solar energy harvesting electronic textiles

Satharasinghe, A. ORCID: 0000-0002-7124-8228, Hughes-Riley, T. ORCID: 0000-0001-8020-430X and Dias, T. ORCID: 0000-0002-3533-0398, 2020. A review of solar energy harvesting electronic textiles. Sensors, 20 (20): 5938. ISSN 1424-8220

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An increased use in wearable, mobile, and electronic textile sensing devices has led to a desire to keep these devices continuously powered without the need for frequent recharging or bulky energy storage. To achieve this, many have proposed integrating energy harvesting capabilities into clothing: solar energy harvesting has been one of the most investigated avenues for this due to the abundance of solar energy and maturity of photovoltaic technologies. This review provides a comprehensive, contemporary, and accessible overview of electronic textiles that are capable of harvesting solar energy. The review focusses on the suitability of the textile-based energy harvesting devices for wearable applications. While multiple methods have been employed to integrate solar energy harvesting with textiles, there are only a few examples that have led to devices with textile properties.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Sensors
Creators: Satharasinghe, A., Hughes-Riley, T. and Dias, T.
Publisher: MDPI AG
Date: 21 October 2020
Volume: 20
Number: 20
ISSN: 1424-8220
Rights: © 2020 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 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Divisions: Schools > School of Art and Design
Schools > School of Science and Technology
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 27 Oct 2020 09:21
Last Modified: 31 May 2021 15:14
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/41411

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