Sun-powered Textiles: Designs for a Cooler Planet exhibition

Elina Ilen, Janne Halme, Farid Elsehrawy, Elina Palovuori, Bettina Blomstedt, Pinja Helasuo, Jaakko Eskola, Zuzana Zmatekova, Linda Wederhorn, Maarit Salolainen

Research output: Artistic and non-textual formExhibitionArt in coproductionpeer-review


The Sun-powered Textiles project has designed and developed a textile collection suitable for solar energy harvesting. In textile-based wearables, the solar cells can be concealed behind the textile for aesthetic reasons, which enables a broader freedom of design while still producing enough energy to power wearable devices. As a research result, we showcase a solar cell jacket prototype with temperature and humidity sensors.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherAalto University
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2021
MoE publication typeF2 Partial implementation of a work of art or performance
EventHelsinki Design Week: Designs for a Cooler Planet - Espoo, Finland
Duration: 8 Sept 202129 Sept 2021

Field of art

  • Design


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