Solar-Powered Hub Can Bring Internet To Billions Living Off The Grid

Solar-Powered Hub Can Bring Internet To Billions Living Off The Grid
Technology

Kumbaya's connectivity platform seeks to provide access to the internet for remote and underserved communities

Jiwon Kim
  • 5 april 2018

Kumbaya is an organization dedicated to reaching one of the United Nation’s sustainable development goals through a solar-powered hub that can serve communities that are not yet connected to the internet and barely have access to electricity. Using what it calls zeroXess technology, Kumbaya wants to bring electricity and connectivity to those who are off the grid.

The zeroXess platform is an energy system that uses solar panels to power a touch-screen hub. This hub has six USB ports, which allow people to charge cell phones, LED lights and built-in health sensors. Households can also listen to any local radio and watch TV shows while getting access to the internet.

The hub has its own content library, which people can access to learn about a range of topics from entrepreneurship to agriculture. This product helps meet everyday needs while empowering people and connecting them. The hope is that, for those who living in areas with poor infrastructure, access to education and technology will help alleviate poverty and contribute to economic development.

Kumbaya

Kumbaya is an organization dedicated to reaching one of the United Nation’s sustainable development goals through a solar-powered hub that can serve communities that are not yet connected to the internet and barely have access to electricity. Using what it calls zeroXess technology, Kumbaya wants to bring electricity and connectivity to those who are off the grid.

+Electricity
+Health
+internet access
+IoT
+solar power
+Sustainability
+Sustainability
+technology

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