Solar-powered clothes?

On a lark, I Googled “solar powered clothes” and stumbled upon this.

European scientists have developed light, flexible solar panels that could be sewn on fabrics and placed on surfaces to charge objects ranging from cell phones and DVD players to batteries. Developed by scientists working on a European Union research project called H-Alpha Solar (H-AS), the panels could be on the market in three years.

Curious, curious. It sounds interesting and all, and certainly people could walk around and charge their phones and MP3 players at the same time, but I wonder what’ll happen if the clothes go through the wash.

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