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Feelgood Quickie: Solar Bikini for iPhones, iPods, etc

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An NYU student has developed a solar photovoltaic bikini to power your mobile gadgets.

According to our sister site CleanTechnica:

An NYU student from Brooklyn, Andrew Schneider, decided he wanted to create a swimsuit that would cool his beer. The result: using flexible solar photovoltaics surrounded by plastic, he created a bikini that can power your iPhone, iPod or similar device. Apparently, he’s getting to work creating a male version as well, the iDrink. This one, having more surface area, will be able to power a 1.5 amp peltier junction that can cool a beer in a custom coozy.

Sales for the solar bikini have been slow at first, but designer Andrew Schneider is staying optimistic:

“There’s been a lot of interest. It was more of a conceptual thing,” he says. “I really am interested in it as a design object…. This object can bring awareness to how alternative energy can be fun.”

You can learn more about the solar bikini at Schneider’s website and on our sister site CleanTechnica.

Have you run across any interesting solar fashions? Share away in the comments!

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Written by Becky Striepe

My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .

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