December 15, 2012 19:41
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Japanese researchers have developed a fabric with solar cells capable of generating electricity. The fabric is made of tiny solar cells sewn into textile material. The technology has been proposed by a group of experts from the Industrial Technology Center of Fukui Prefecture.
Traditional solar cells are flat, which does not allow them to absorb light coming from different directions. Technology proposed by Japanese researchers, uses tiny balls with a diameter of 1.2 mm. According to scientists, the curtains of this fabric can absorb sunlight throughout the day due to its spherical shape.
Production of the first fabric solar market is scheduled for the end of March 2015.