Bruce Baikie – Intelligent Solar-Powered 3G-WiFi Broadband Access

[the next idea] 2010 Honorary mention

The purpose of this device is to provide a method and means for controlling the power usage of communication routers based on the electrical output of solar panels and batteries voltage\charge level. The two important pieces of this technology are the intelligent solar power control module and the software for power management and monitoring. These allow for smaller solar panels and battery sub-system, resulting in reduced cost, a smaller form factor and increased portability of communication routers. The aim is to create simple systems and to deploy them into developing regions, specific into schools.

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