The IndiGo pay-as-you-go energy solution (Photo: Eight19)
Researchers are developing innovative ways to keep smartphones powered-up in the developing world (Photo: Shutterstock)
Smart phones are techno wonders, and they are also energy guzzlers, which is not a problem for people living in the developed world. However, their high energy requirements has stymied the adoption of mobile internet services in developing countries where mobile internet can be a real lifeline. In Africa, for example, few people can access the internet from a wired connection but 90 percent of the population lives in areas with mobile phone network coverage. There’s one problem though. Access to the power grid in Africa is limited.
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