Solar-powered WiFi

Ever feel guilty about leaving your broadband router and wireless access point turned on 24/7? I use mine pretty heavily but I reckon that’s still only about 25% of the time at most. Solis Energy offer a solar panel and array of batteries designed to power a WiFi access point. Apart from its green credentials, I can see this would be great for remote areas or in the aftermath of disasters (floods/earthquakes etc) where communication lines have been destroyed. Maybe this company should link up with NickNeg to help setup internet access in 3rd world countries for the olpc. I hope it’s not long before affordable consumer versions of this kit are available.

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