Samsung develops Solar Powered Internet School for Africa

Solar-powered Internet School

Solar-powered Internet SchoolAs part of their CSR, Samsung bids to address Africa’s electrification limits by “Positively impacting lives”. They have made a move towards this goal by developing a Solar-powered Internet School in Boksburg, South Africa. The Solar-Powered Internet School is inside a customized 40 foot shipping container that will make it easy to transport and also protect from abrupt weather changes. The Solar panels are made of rubber and can power the classroom’s devices for upto 9 hours daily and about a day and a half without sunlight.Samsung Solar-powered Internet School

The Class can hold 21 students and is equipped with a range of Samsung products, these being a 50-inch electronic board, solar-powered netbooks, Samsung Galaxy tab, refridgerator, router, UPS, Virus Doctor, air-purification, Wi-Fi enabled camera and a file server that works via 3G. The classroom houses the complete South African school curriculum. This is a pilot test by Samsung Electronics Engineering Academy and will roll out to other regions in coming months.


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  1. Samsung has just launched this starting in South Africa, with plans to bring it to Kenya, Nigeria,
    Senegal and Sudan, in the coming years. The schools are completely
    mobile, and like Apple’s initiative, are also solar-powered.

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