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Sunshine powers Uganda's school computers

#1  Postby DougC » Apr 29, 2014 6:40 pm

I'm puting this here, but it might be better in News.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-26546413
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Turning on a computer shouldn't be that difficult. Except if you don't have any power supply.
Most rural schools in Uganda don't have mains electricity or any other reliable power, leaving them cut off from learning about modern technology.
So while the education world is awash with talk about technology and keeping up with the global race, many children at school in sub-Saharan Africa don't even get on the starting grid.
But a project serving rural schools in Uganda is taking a direct approach to the problem.
It's using the abundant equatorial sunshine to provide electricity for mobile classrooms, using portable solar panels.

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Re: Sunshine powers Uganda's school computers

#2  Postby Scot Dutchy » Apr 29, 2014 9:15 pm

I just hope they have them long enough to use.
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