Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Being socially responsible
A longtime friend and business partner, Bruce Baikie has been working on this project for a while and I wanted to bring it to everyone's attention here.
Green-Wifi.org is building hardware infrastructure to bring data services to areas of the world with little to no electrical and data capabilities thought their solar powered WIFI access points. The secret sauce is their power management system (patents applied for) that give the units almost a 100% uptime over a month even through cloudy and nighttime conditions.
While the "$100 laptop" project is noble, without internet access, those laptops have a rather limited functionality. Bruce and the group at Green WiFi aim to fix that.