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Wearable “Sliver” Solar Panels to Revolutionize Combat for Australian Soldiers

Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On August 16, 2011 @ 12:28 pm In Accessories and Fashion,Design,Environment,Innovation,Solar Power,Wearable Technology | No Comments

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You think your backpack is loaded down with gadgets and stuff to get through the day? Your burden is nothing compared to a soldier who carries approximately 100-150 pounds of tactical gear and gadgets (not to mention the batteries to power it all). As a way of lightening their load, researchers at the Australian National University have developed super thin and lightweight solar panels [1] so that they can charge on the go. These wearable solar panels, called ‘Sliver’ [1], can generate up to 140 W of power and are being made right here in the US.


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