Great Video of Haiti's Solar Installation For Powering 500 XOs


Resumen en español al final del artículo

Last August we ran a piece about a large solar installation which a team from Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chicago, Green WiFi, and Haiti's National OLPC Coordinator had setup at EFACAP school in Lascahobas, Haiti. With the system having been designed and built to power 500 XO laptops it was - and very likely still is - the world's largest single-school solar laptop charging deployment.

Recently I spoke with Laura Hosman, one of the project's leads and an assistant professor at IIT, about another very interesting power-related project her students have been working on. In the process she also mentioned the following 12 minute video which provides a great overview of their project in Lascahobas and is well worth watching:

Resumen en español: En agosto del año pasado presentamos este proyecto (artículo en ingles) hecho en Haiti donde se instalaron paneles solares en una escuela para para proveer electricidad a 500 XO. El video arriba muestra el proyecto y su instalación.


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Those without electricity can use a computer, internally converted, to use 12 v. directly from a battery with a solar charger [email for instructions at [email protected]].

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