Employees at Nottingham Trent University created fabric for clothes that can charge mobile phones

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Employees at Nottingham Trent University created fabric for clothes that can charge mobile phones
Employees at Nottingham Trent University created fabric for clothes that can charge mobile phones
14 October, 21:03TechnologyPhoto: Daily Mail
The effect of the material is based on the fact that thousands of tiny solar panels are embedded in textiles.

Employees at Nottingham Trent University have created a fabric that can serve as a charger for mobile devices, according to the Daily Mail. This is achieved due to the fact that 1200 miniature solar cells measuring 5 mm by 1.5 mm are embedded in the textile material. Each element has a waterproof polymer resin coating and is connected by flexible wiring to the others. In total, this "solar" power plant is capable of generating up to 400 milliwatts of electricity - an amount that is enough to charge a smart watch or mobile phone.

According to the developers, the material looks and behaves like ordinary textiles: it breathes, withstands stress, it can be washed in the machine along with other clothes at 40 ° C. Now the textile is at the stage of an advanced prototype, and in the future it could be used in outerwear like jackets or backpacks.

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