Mississippi State University
Freeman, Charles E.
Kobia, Caroline M.
Burch, Reuben F. V.
Date of Degree
Graduate Thesis - Open Access
Fashion Design and Merchandising
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
School of Human Sciences
Photovoltaic(PV) technology is promising due to its natural availability among energy harvesting technologies. There is a growing need for sustainable power sources that can function without being connected to a power source or needing regular battery replacements. Wearable PV cells are gaining popularity in different applications. However, most companies produce wearable PVs for terrestrial applications. Research on wearable PV applications for the marine environment remains limited because these cells suffer from several issues. This research compares commercially sourced wearable PV cells' maximum current consistency and electrical resistance for two testing conditions. The researcher followed standardized methods for these two laundering and corrosion testing conditions. The results revealed that current consistency values decreased over both types' laundering and corrosion testing conditions. However, electrical resistance values showed opposite trends. The findings of this study suggest that wearable PV cells may serve as a reliable source for powering electronic devices in marine environments.
Talukder, Amit, "Comparing current consistency and electrical resistance of wearable photovoltaic cells pre- and post-laundering and pre- and post-corrosion resistance testing conditions." (2023). Theses and Dissertations. 5875.