Portable Solar Powered Internet Café For Rural African Communities
Computer Aid International, an IT focused non-profit has created a portable solar powered internet café, giving rural African communities online access.
Computer Aid International, an IT focused non-profit finished its prototype of a new solar powered Internet café, giving rural African communities online access. A standard 20-foot shipping container is used as the shell of the cafe, topped with solar panel roofing, and housing a full computer set up with a network of eleven workstations running off a standard Pentium 4 PC. The concept allows for easy shipping to Africa, where it can be dropped off at a remote location, and offer a convenient connection to the Internet. At the end of March, the first cyber café was shipped to Macha, Zambia, providing the community with Internet access through Africa’s largest rural wi-fi network.