This capacitor was designed by scientists at Lviv Polytechnic National University from 1990‑2011 under the leadership of Hryhoriy Ilchuk in collaboration with the Taiwan Textile Research Institute. Flexible supercapacitors powers household appliances. They consist of a solar battery a supercapacitor—which improves solar battery efficiency—and an electronic manager—which optimally distributes energy. In 2011, Research & Development Magazine listed the flexible supercapacitor among the world’s best inventions.

Olha Shevchenko