“The idea behind Solar Fiber is a flexible photovoltaic fiber that converts sunlight energy into electrical energy. We aim to develop this as a yarn that can be worked into all sorts of fabrics. This “smart material” will be able to be used in all sorts of applications where textiles are currently used, but with the added advantage of being able to produce an electrical current.”
Solar Fibre, 2014, have; “developed our latest prototype: the solar shawl. The fabric was woven by Van Den Acker textile manufacturers, and then the shawl was constructed and the electronics integrated. The amount of energy being generated is displayed in real-time on the shawl itself.“
- Solar Fibre Admin. (2012). About Solar Fiber. Available: http://www.solarfiber.nl/about-solar-fiber/. Last accessed 2014
- Solar Fibre Admin. (2014). New prototype – the solar shawl. Available: http://www.solarfiber.nl/new-prototype-the-solar-shawl/. Last accessed 15/10/2014.