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    WEARABLE
    SOLAR
    SHIRT

    WEARABLE
    SOLAR
    SHIRT

     

    The Solar Shirt is the most well-known product designed by Pauline van Dongen, 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.

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    project details

    The Solar Shirt is a design by Pauline van Dongen developed in collaboration with Holst Centre.

    The shirt seamlessly incorporates 120 thin film solar cells combined into standardised, functional modules using Holst Centre’s stretchable interconnect technology for integrating electronics into fabrics. The Solar Shirt is designed as everyday wear that can charge a smartphone or any other USB compatible, portable device. With a fashion-forward design that includes practicality to be worn on a daily basis, studio Pauline van Dongen aims to take the solar fashion from the catwalk to the high street.

    Under 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.

    The design was launched during South by Southwest Festival 2015
    The V&A museum presented the Solar Shirt during the World Economic Forum 2016
    The design was featured on international newspapers such as Metro and on websites such at forbes.com

    Design: Pauline van Dongen

    Photography: Liselotte Fleur

    Hair and make-up: Angelique Stapelbroek

    Model: Ann at Paparazzi Models