Researchers at Iowa State University have found that photovoltaic thin film has advanced to the point where it is durable and efficient enough to be incorporated into clothing. Following these advances, they have decided to craft the photovoltaic material into a snazzy solar powerneck necktie, along with several other solar-powered garments. Talk about the ‘power suit’!

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  1. Eco-conscious futurist August 19, 2009 at 5:34 am

    It sounds interesting yet trivial to me. There are a dozen less fantastic, but more feasible things to start with, like having a sound insulation:

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  3. hairy August 26, 2008 at 1:27 am

    who are you marketing to?

  4. hairy August 26, 2008 at 1:20 am

    holy crap are you serious

  5. Fred August 21, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    I donnot think it’s a good idea. looks ugly, sorry for saying that. I can image that the tie or suits may be too heavy, complicated, easily broken….anyhow, circuits and hardware interfaces have to be mounted. do you like that?

  6. elepski August 20, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    The tie is cool… the jacket is a bit much

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