26 Dec '11, 5pm

The UK military is developing a solar-powered uniform that could lighten the load of infantrymen by half!

The UK military is developing a solar-powered uniform that could lighten the load of infantrymen by half!

Although equipping soldiers with solar-powered gear isn’t a new concept, the U.K. project is the first to marry thermoelectric devices with solar cells to generate power without interruption, 24/7. The research team is also looking to weave both devices into a soldier’s battle dress—a feat that hasn’t been attempted before. Of course, the fact that the system will tap into clean and free energy sources isn’t lost on the researchers or the military, either.

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/u-k-military-developing-solar-po...

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