Solar-powered wi-fi

The Lumin solar-powered access point is highly portable, installs easily anywhere, and needs just 5 hours of sun a day to run for 24 hours. It is specifically meant to operate in areas with no electricity.

Each solar-paneled access point can relay wireless signals as far as 25 miles to other stations and can connect to a series of other nodes, extending the signal from the cities to rural areas.

And they’re working on the Holy Grail.

A model linking solar panels with satellites is in the works.

DailyWireless has more.

HT Social Design Notes.