Greentech Lead India: Sky is the limit for innovation on solar panels. A Kolkatta, India-based scientist has designed a solar summer shirt that not only takes your sweat away but also provides electricity to charge your mobile phones.
The concept of this “solar wear” is to fix small solar cells either into the fiber or in its pocket, says Santipada GonChaudhury, a specialist in photovoltaic system engineering and design, the innovator behind this idea.
According to GonChoudhury, the shirt can produce around 400 watts of energy (on an average person of around 5.5 feet tall) with the help of solar cells whose size will vary from 2.5 inches to 3 inches. This is sufficient to charge mobile devices like cellphones, tablets or other digital devices.
The shirt will be made of two layers. In one layer there will be two to four small fans that work on solar energy. These fans will be smaller than those found inside a computer.
GonChoudhury is a teacher at the Bengal Engineering and Science University. He has submitted the research proposal to the Science and Technology Department of the central government.
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