Friday, August 12, 2011

Conformal Wearable Photovoltaics for Warfighters

ANU PhD student Azul Osorio Mayon and Major General John Caligari DSC, AM. Photo by Stuart Hay.The Australian National University has announced that it has developed wearable light-weight solar panels under a $2.3M Capability and Technology Demonstrator Program (CTD) contract with the Australian Department of Defence. Prototype flexible silicon photo-voltaic strips have been attached to the helmet and harness of the standard Australian Army combat uniform.

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