Solar power may soon bring the Web to remote areas
August 30th, 2006

Schools and community centers in many remote villages cannot hook up to the Web, even if Internet connections are available in nearby towns, reports USA Today. “Given the lack of reliable electricity in many developing regions, the prospect of wireless networks also did not seem a viable alternative — until now.”

All you need is a rooftop and the sun, claim the inventors of a solar-powered wireless device. “Green” initiatives like theirs, together with a range of wireless technologies, may extend the Internet’s reach to developing communities around the globe.

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