Green WiFi


Considering that the Internet is touted as the developing countries’ tool to leapfrog into the 21st century, the power that runs the Internet is sadly lacking in such countries. Well, thanks to a Bay Area nonprofit, wireless Internet access can now be powered by solar energy. As seen above:

“The latest version of the organization’s Wi-Fi’s access node, which
consists of a small solar panel, a heavy-duty battery, a router and an
“intelligent” charge controller that moderates power use based on
sunlight intensity. The network is designed to automatically limit
broadband access when solar-power levels are low, which enables the
system to stay in continuous operation for as long as a month in weak
sunlight” [source].

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