Theses and Dissertations


Issuing Body

Mississippi State University


Freeman, Charles E.

Committee Member

Kobia, Caroline M.

Committee Member

Burch, Reuben F. V.

Date of Degree


Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access


Fashion Design and Merchandising

Degree Name

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.