Would You Wear This? Solar Powered Bikini
If you like the idea of using solar energy to power up your electronics, you may really like the idea of solar clothing.
There is a new solar concept that could help you look sexy and keep you cool at the beach without an effort. What is it? It is the Solar Powered Bikini.
Designed by Andrew Schneider, the Solar Powered Bikini is part of his iDrink line. This standard medium-sized bikini with a USB connection provides new and fun possibilities with solar power.
Made with 1" x 4" photovoltaic film panels (which supply 6.5 volts at 1.5 amps), a solar bikini like this can come in handy when you want to tan and stay refreshed at the same time without getting in the water. In other words, the solar bikini allows you to power up your ipod, keep your drink cold, in an environmentally friendly manner, while you tan.
The solar bikini is just a concept for using solar power and it's clearly not ready for mass marketing yet, but it is an interesting look into the future of solar energy powering everything, including your bikini.
Perhaps it is still too cold where you live to be thinking about tanning and swimwear, but it doesn't hurt to start preparing for a fun green summer. Keep an eye out for the male version coming soon and find out more about the solar project here.