Inveneo has completed testing of an IT infrastructure powered by alternative energy sources. The network of systems is now available for purchase.
The Communication System has as its base a Hub Station, which provides connections for satellite, cellular, or wired Internet. Individual users connect via a Communications Station, which accesses the Hub Station via a Wi-Fi connection. The power for all of these devices comes from solar, wind, hydro or plain old bicycle power.
The testing was done in Uganda, and the solution is intended for other developing countries or for areas that would necessarily have a difficult time finding electrical power. The infrastructure is part of a program by Inveneo, a nonprofit, to bolster communication methods around the world and to do so by using nontraditional sources of power.