The tablet convoy
How to deliver IT to secluded villages without electricity or Internet? Here goes a clue: tablets and solar power.
Obtaining a constant supply of electricity even in the most cut-off areas is feasible through a technology based on an ancient invention.
Along the lines of the hydropower plant we covered a while ago, several companies are reinventing the old Poncelet wheel, which was used in river mills, to create an alternative and decentralized source of energy. The most ambitious prototypes can deliver up to 100 kW. However, the most interesting applications are probably those provided by Marc Nering’s prototype. This Canadian entrepreneur has created a micropower plant that can be easily set up by any river and able to provide 7.5 kW of electricity. More than enough to cover the daily needs of a home.
Source: Nering Industries