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Fabric Solar Cells

  • Aired: 01/04/2018
  • 05:21
  • Rating: NR
With the ever increasing demand for energy, textile designer Marianne Fairbanks and chemist Trisha Andrews are working on a prototype to weave fabric into solar cells to harness the sun’s energy. Your beach umbrella could soon charge your tablet. See how they came up with the eco-friendly design.
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UW assistant professor developing fabric that can harness the sun’s energy.
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