Power Conversion Fabric

nym | 04:52 PM


Two companies are joining up to build "Power Conversion Fabric", textitles that can generate power like solar cells.

Konarka Technologies, Inc., an innovator in developing and commercializing Power Plastic‘ that converts light to energy, and Textronics, Inc., a pioneer in the field of electronic textiles, today announced a joint development program to create prototype garments and fashion accessories with portable, wearable power-generation capabilities. The technology will utilize Konarka’s light-activated Power Plastic‘ and Textronics’ electronic textile systems to provide renewable, wearable energy sources for personal electronic devices.

[ Link to press release. Found via article posted to the wear-hard mailing list ]

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