A future where people are able to study and work with computers without any access to electricity is very important for advancing education and will help shaping a better future for many individuals in those countries.
London, Canada (PRWEB UK) 4 July 2013
WeWi Telecommunications, Inc. unveiled a new solar laptop that runs entirely by the sun’s light.
The company held a launch event at the London Convention Centre where it demonstrated the fully functioning pre-production prototype.
The laptop, called SOL, is an all-terrain ‘sport utility’ device, which the company developed to help accelerate education in developing countries around the world.
SOL is equipped with a battery and can run for about eight to 10 hours without charge. The device isn’t meant just for the developing countries. “We are currently working on additional models for explorers and adventurers. SOL is self-sustainable and runs on green energy. It is a great device for everyone around the world,” David Snir, the company’s C.E.O explains. “We have been in talks with several universities looking for computers to do field work such as Geology, we are even looking into preparing and certifying SOL to Mil-Spec [U.S Military Standard] which would open another market.”
SOL will first launch in Ghana. WeWi’s focus on Ghana stems from the company’s recent international expansion into the country where the Canadian corporation collaborated with its African subsidiary on the project.
“We saw a great need for affordable computing in areas where power infrastructure can not sustain the large growth in population or where there is simply no access to electricity at all,” says Roland Carson, C.T.O of WeWi. “A future where people are able to study and work with computers without any access to electricity is very important for advancing education and will help shaping a better future for many individuals in those countries,” Roland continued.
SOL is expected to cost $300-450 and will come preinstalled with Ubuntu Linux and a suite of office/productivity software.
WeWi Telecommunications, Inc. is an international systems integrator and solutions developer. The company specializes in networking, data-centers design, and security and focus on development of unique technology through its Applied Research Division (W.A.R.D).