Wednesday, August 02, 2006

A solar-powered wireless access solution

Green WiFi
Green WiFi, a bay-area nonprofit, is producing solar-powered networking gear for developing countries, where other sources of electrical power can be difficult to come by. Their idea is incredibly smart, and laudable to boot:

Green WiFi addresses one of the biggest barriers to success: the lack of reliable electricity in developing areas required to power the network. Green WiFi has developed a low cost, solar-powered, standardized WiFi access solution that runs out-of-the-box with no systems integration or power requirements. All that is required is a single source of broadband access. Green WiFi nodes can then be deployed on rooftops to form a self-healing network that hops the source signal over a virtual 802.11b/g grid.
You can find more information and photos at CNET.

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1 comment:

Big D said...

This is a cool idea. It looks like it's going to require some huge money before it's feasible though.