Lowell, MA, USA: Konarka Secures $1.6M US Army Contract
Konarka Technologies has signed a $1.6 million contract with the United States Army. As part of this new program, Konarka's light-activated power plastic will provide critical power supply to soldier systems and Army support infrastructure.
>> As part of this new program, Konarka also will perfect its ability to print camouflage-patterned power plastic to maintain a low visible profile and continue to improve the performance of its photovoltaic fibers and fabrics. Power-generating textiles could be used for soldiers' uniforms, tents, field hospitals, covers for trucks and gun emplacements, and wearable electronics. <<