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Australian Army Testing Wearable Solar Technology

Wearable Solar Panels | In Compliance Magazine

The Australian Army is testing wearable solar technology developed by the Australian National University’s (ANU) Center for Sustainable Energy Systems. The new technology would reduce the weight of batteries soldiers need to carry by providing efficient power for their Soldier Integrated Power System (SIPS).

SLIVER solar cell technology, developed by ANU, was used in the creation of rugged, flexible, and light weight solar panels. The solar panels convert light directly to electricity and performed well in 72-hour training mission. The panels were able to produce adequate power to maintain battery charge during overcast skies, and in sunny conditions, the batteries were fully charged.

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