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Solar-powered Internet access set to broaden reach of web

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014 - 23:09

Zee Media Bureau

London: Solar energy can soon be harnessed into obtaining an Internet access!

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh have developed technology that enables solar panels to detect broadband signals, allowing data to be transmitted on the world wide web using daylight.

Also solar energy can be used to power such a device, as well as detect and carry data.

Both these two technologies combined together could enable self-sufficient wireless communications in remote areas, in developing regions with no web infrastructure, or in emergency situations.
Prototypes of the system have reached transmission speed of about 7 Mbps, which is equivalent to maximum speeds in conventional wireless networks.

The research builds on the Edinburgh team`s pioneering Li-Fi technology, which enables data to be transmitted over the Internet using LED light bulbs.

With Agency Inputs

First Published: Friday, April 11, 2014 - 23:09
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