Colorado State University develops solar-powered adventure-sports clothing
We’ve long been flag-bearers for portable charging systems, and the news of yet another prototype in the works has left us smiling graciously. At the Colorado State University, a bunch of designers are at work, toiling hard to develop solar-powered clothes from natural fibers that could in the near future be the best way to power up on the go. Be it mobile phones, media players or GPS devices, these clothes could pretty much trickle in solar juice and have just about any portable device powered up and ready.
Using cotton and linen, Professor Eulanda Sanders and associate professor Ajoy Sarkar in CSU’s department of design are currently developing clothing that soaks solar energy for biking snowboarding, skiing or hiking with a $15,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.