Jill Danyelle

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Zegna's Solar Powered Jacket

by , 09/30/07

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Forget solar powered backpacks and panels – Ermenegildo Zegna’s Solar-Powered Jacket is hands down the most practical and best-looking way to charge your mobile gadgets that we have seen in a while. The jacket is slated to hit stores in November, but one New Yorker gave it a test drive and appeared to become a little obsessed with charging every small gadget he could find… including a mini refrigerator.


Via PSFK via New Yorker

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18 Comments

  1. Reira LV June 4, 2011 at 1:10 am

    so handsome!

  2. Louis Vuitton March 12, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    This is quite interesting, This is great for those long trips on the subway when all I have to do is use my ipod. :) It is also very stylish indeed.

  3. Deep Patel January 22, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    They need to make the whole jacket a solar cell using Thin Film solar cells versus sticking small flexible solar panels on the jacket.

    Once they get to a point where the fabric of the jacket is acutally made from solar cells, that is when I will buy a solar powered jacket.

    -Deep Patel
    http://www.gogreensolar.com

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  5. Anonymous October 5, 2007 at 9:46 pm

    There is actually usually more sunlight when it is cold then when it is hot.

    Think about it.

    When it is cold, there is a higher chance of there being snow, which sunlight reflects off of.

    If you are in England, this might not be true, since it rains a lot, which means more clouds. You gotta feel sorry for those Brits. :(

  6. Jill Danyelle Jill Danyelle October 2, 2007 at 9:05 am

    nate,

    it is cold and sunny in many places.

    I can vouch for NYC and I think the penguins and Santa could weigh in on the poles.

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  8. nate October 1, 2007 at 11:33 pm

    Interesting. I’d like to know where it’s continually sunny and cold at the same time. What % of the population would be able to use such a thing?

  9. Jonathon Zone » B... October 1, 2007 at 9:52 pm

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  10. subcorpus October 1, 2007 at 8:51 pm

    so whats the power used for …
    ipods and stuff .. ?

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  14. Kodo October 1, 2007 at 6:03 pm

    So, that’s it? just the collar?

    That’s not a whole lot of power. I thought the whole thing would be covered in solar cells.

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  16. Warren October 1, 2007 at 3:54 pm

    You might be surprised. Polymer-based photovoltaic cells are tremendously thinner and more flexible than their glass cousins.

  17. Events October 1, 2007 at 4:52 am

    Sounds like a pretty good idea, but is it really practical? That collar doesn’t look as though it would be particualrly comfortable. How flexible are the photovoltaic cells?

  18. Style » SUSTAINAB... September 30, 2007 at 3:00 pm

    [...] unknown wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptWe are a little late to bring you Ermenegildo Zegna’s Solar-Powered Jacket, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t report anyway, as this is the best-looking way to charge your gadgets in transit that we have seen in a while. … [...]

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