26 Aug '12, 9pm

Rural Island Power: Solar Computer Lab and Long-distance WiFi Installed at Remote School

An innovative, solar-powered turnkey Computer-Lab-in-a-Box and a long-distance, solar-powered wireless internet connection were set up at a primary school on the island of Udot within Chuuk, one of the Federated States of Micronesia, in early August 2012. The system was installed by members of the Pacific Island Schools Connectivity, Education, and Solar (PISCES) Project , with assistance from numerous local community members. This technology deployment provided an in-field training opportunity for the PISCES project, which is a multi-partnered endeavor emphasizing hands-on training in solar-powered technology for Pacific Islanders. The previous week, the PISCES team had led a workshop on Solar-powered long-distance WiFi technology at the University of Guam. The Internet connection for the Udot School originated from Chuuk’s main Island, Weno, 19 km from Udot. The hardware...

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