Students develop a sun-powered jacket

April 1st, 2023

In a program called “The Wardrobe of the Future,” students at Finland’s Aalto University are experimenting with the development of photovoltaics in garments. There are many smart textile and e-textile applications already widely used, but the sensors, devices and visual effects that are added into these products need a power source—and that typically comes from […]

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Puffer jacket is solar charged for visibility

March 1st, 2021

High-tech apparel brand Vollebak has released the Solar Charged Puffer, a jacket for extreme environments that builds on its original solar charged jacket, launched in 2017. Pure white during the day, the jacket glows in the dark when exposed to light, changing from bright green to soft white after about 12 hours. Built in layers […]

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Solar jacket charges itself to glow

February 1st, 2018

Nick and Steve Tidball, twin brothers and founders of Vollebak, have created a jacket made from material that can be charged to glow in the dark by exposing it to almost any light source. The Solar Charged Jacket stores light to glow in the dark, and protects from driving rain and winds. The company, Vollebak, […]

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