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U.K. Military is Arming “Solar Soldiers” With Energy-Generating Uniforms
Posted By Jasmin Malik Chua On March 20, 2011 @ 12:00 pm In Solar Power | No Comments
British researchers are working to develop a solar-powered kit  that could lighten the load of its troops by 50 percent. Comprising photovoltaic cells  to harness the sun’s energy, as well as thermoelectric devices  that turn temperature differentials into electricity, the new power packs eliminate the need to return to base for recharging, increasing the potential range and duration of military operations. The fact that the system taps into clean and free sources of energy has its environmental advantages, as well.
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URLs in this post:
 solar-powered kit: http://www.ecouterre.com/u-k-military-developing-solar-powered-uniforms-that-generate-electricity/
 photovoltaic cells: http://www.ecouterre.com/project-runways-seth-aaron-henderson-designs-solar-inspired-line-for-portland-fashion-week/
 thermoelectric devices: http://www.ecouterre.com/thermoelectric-galoshes-charge-your-cellphone-using-heat-from-your-feet/
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