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solar, textiles, curtain, sensor


Solar Textiles came out of the idea that everyone has windows in their homes which need to be shaded. The question was simple, why are we not utilizing the sun’s rays which are hitting the shades throughout the day. The project explored the idea of creating solar curtains which would collect the sun’s energy and put it back into the curtain itself. Solar power, solar sensing, fabrics, shapes and movement is what this thesis is intending to explore. How to bring all of these aspects into a simple curtain that could be put into any household;making the world a more beautiful and ecologically friendly place.


First Advisor

Kathleen R. Lugosch

Second Advisor

Sigrid Miller Pollin