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DUBENDORF - Scientists in Switzerland have developed a material that generates solar power and can be applied to textile fibres, opening up the possibility of energy being generated by clothing.

Luminescent Solar Concentrators (LMCs), which capture diffuse ambient light and convert it into electricity, are already used in the solar energy industry.

However, these rigid components have previously been unsuitable for use in textiles because they lack flexiblity and are not permeable to air and water vapour.

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