The Solar Shirt is the latest design in our Wearable Solar collection and has been developed in collaboration with Holst Centre. The shirt seamlessly incorporates 120 thin film solar cells that are combined into standardized functional modules using Holst Centre’s stretchable interconnect technology for integrating electronics into fabrics.
It combines solar panels and flexible electronics into an attractive, off-the-peg T-shirt for everyday wear that can charge a smartphone or any other USB compatible, portable device.
The night blue shirt is made out of a double-knit with a subtle texture and shine. It has been ingeniously constructed out of one piece of fabric, resulting in a softly rounded loose fit shape, while at the same time allowing the solar modules to be laminated before constructing the garment
The design of the solar modules has been approached from an aesthetic perspective, making the circuitry an elegant and striking feature of the design. With this attractive yet practical garment that people could wear every day we’re taking solar fashion from the catwalk to the high street.
In bright sunlight, the shirt produces around 1W of electricity – enough to charge a typical phone in a few hours. The shirt can charge smartphones, MP3 players, cameras, GPS systems and other USB-compatible handheld or portable devices. Electricity can be stored for later use in the shirt’s battery pack, invisibly located in the front pocket.
Photography: Liselotte Fleur
Hair and make-up: Angelique Stapelbroek
Model: Ann, Paparazzi Models