And, no, I don't mean heat, I mean hotness. I just ran into a concept solar bikini at Make:. I suppose, if you're going to be sunbathing anyway, you might as well use the covered parts to generate some electricity. Keep your iPod charged, or your beers cool, while you're at the beach.
The bikini, which is pretty much made entirely of woven solar cells. There's no mention of who made the solar cells, or what technology their based on. But they must be pretty good panels as a top and bottom, linked and in full sun, can produce about 6.5 volts at 1.5 Amps. That's more than enough to keep a drink cool, an iPod charged, or an eBook running smoothly. Keep in mind that won't keep a laptop juiced. Though, you should probably keep it away from sand anyhow.
Speaking of keeping electronics away from stuff...if you do ever don one of these electric outfits, please don't go swimming.
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