Seem strange? Huhhh…!!! But that’s the reality guys. A Kolkata based scientist has brought this new and fresh idea in the market. He come up with a concept of a “solar summer shirt” or simple “solar shirt” which will come with with inbuilt solar cells and fans to keep the wearer cool during hot days.
“We are trying to develop technology to fix small solar cells either into the fibre of a shirt or in its pocket,” said Santipada GonChaudhury, a specialist in photovoltaic system engineering and design.
GonChoudhury says the shirt could produce around 400 watts of energy with the help of solar cells whose size will vary from 2.5 inches to 3 inches.
In addition, this solar shirt would provide you one more functionality that every one dies to have. This solar shirt store enough power to charge cell phones, tablets or other digital devices. Using this, lots of the problems for one, who use their mobiles and cells continuously throughout the day, can be addressed.
The scientist alleged that the shirt will have two layers, one of which will have two to four small “fans” which will work on solar energy. However there is no information on how much small that fans will be, but still the size of these miniature fans will be smaller than those found inside a computer.
“Suppose a person is 5.5 feet tall. Then the amount of sun rays that fall on every square feet of his body is sufficient to create 400 watts of energy by using solar cells – enough to charge mobiles, tablets, ipods etc,” GonChoudhury told PTI.
The Ashden award winner, who teaches at the Bengal Engineering and Science University, has submitted the research proposal to the Science and Technology Department of the central government.
GonChaudhury said it was not mandatory to wear the shirt all the time. Its exposure to the sun for a specific period of time would allow the gadgets to be charged.
However the exact cost of such solar shirts are not revealed yet. But according to the scientist, if cost of normal shirt is Rs. 1000 then cost of same shirt equipped with solar cells will be around Rs 1,600.”
This is still skeptical that will the usage of such solar shirt will harm to human body or not. It would only be known after the other updates from the Science and Technology Department.
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