Sun-powered textiles: Designing energy-autonomous electrotextile systems with solar cells

Elina Ilen, Janne Halme, Elina Palovuori, Bettina Blomstedt, Farid Elsehrawy, Hanna Pelttari (Editor)

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Get inspired to create sun-powered textiles!

Sun-powered textiles offers guidelines for designing industrially scalable energy-autonomous e-textile applications powered by solar cells. It summarizes the findings, learnings and best practices from the Sun-powered textiles project (Aalto University 2019–2021) in concept creation, product design prototyping and industrialization of textile-integrated solar cells.

The book provides concrete advice for solar cell selection, integration methods with textiles as well as instructions to measure and calculate the required solar cell areas for different applications.

Sun-powered textiles is a must-read for everyone interested in learning about designing and manufacturing energy-autonomous e-textiles.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEspoo, Finland
PublisherAalto ARTS Books
Number of pages160
ISBN (Electronic)978-952-64-0850-7
ISBN (Print)978-952-64-0849-1
Publication statusPublished - 2022
MoE publication typeD5 Textbook, professional manual or guide

Publication series

NameAalto University publication series. Art + design + architecture
PublisherAalto ARTS Books
ISSN (Print)1799-4853
ISSN (Electronic)1799-4861


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  • Sun-Powered Textiles/A80329

    Niinimäki, K., Ilen, E., Zmatekova, Z., Blomstedt, B., Halme, J., Helasuo, P., Elsehrawy, F., Wederhorn, L., Ilen, E., Palovuori, E. & Blomstedt, B.


    Project: Business Finland: Other research funding

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