[gaia] affordable microgeneration

Jon Crowcroft <Jon.Crowcroft@cl.cam.ac.uk> Tue, 18 September 2018 08:47 UTC

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Subject: [gaia] affordable microgeneration
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was talking to someone who is deploying educational resources in
a country where many villages have zero electricity - we could
get them raspberry pi or other low cost computers for free
but these are totally useless without some power- a typical car
battery ight run a rspi for about 2 days, which isn't much good, and
solar panels are 10-100 times the cost of the computer itself

has anyone surveyed affordable alternatives?