Saturday, October 29, 2011

World First: Samsung Africa Introduces Solar-Powered Internet

Samsung Africa launched its Solar Powered Internet School model at the Samsung Engineering Academy. The project is designed particularly for use in remote rural areas with limited to no access to the national grid.

Each Solar Powered Internet School is built in a 40 ft long shipping container, making them easily transportable via truck to remote areas. Fold-away solar panels provide enough energy to power the classroom’s equipment for up to nine hours a day, and for one and a half days without any sunlight. The solar-panels themselves are made from rubber instead of glass to ensure they are hardy and durable enough to survive long journeys across the continent.

Source: Alternative Energy Africa
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