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Solar Classroom In A Box

Solar Classroom In A BoxMany places in the world still have limited access to electricity. This proves problematic when it comes to education because they don't have access to computers and the internet. It is estimated up to 80% of children in Kenya cannot read or or write due to the lack of proper schools in their area. Recently the country did get a big boost to education that will change the lives of young people throughout the region.

A company in the U.K, called Aleutia, has come up with answer to help the education problems in Africa. They created completely off the power grid, self sustained modular classrooms. It's called "The Solar Classroom in a Box". Each classroom is full of today's latest technology and is completely powered by solar rooftop panels. Thanks to this revolutionary concept, children in every county in Kenya will be able to go to a school and learn with modern equipment.

The solar powered classrooms are easy to set up and only take a couple of days to complete. There are no cranes or heavy equipment involved, and when disassembled the entire building can fit in the bed of a pickup truck. This efficient set up makes it possible to deliver more mobile classrooms across the country.

Each module comes complete with 11 desktop computers specifically designed to operate in the dusty African heat. They also come equipped with a server, projector, monitor, and 3G and satellite coverage. They've pretty much thought of everything, even if the server fails each computer will still be able to operate independently without it. Every piece of electronics is completely charged by the classroom's solar panels. It even acts as a central hub to charge mobile devices for anyone in the villages.

All 47 of Kenya's counties have already received their own solar classroom in a box with more on the way. They estimate 20,000 children are now reaping the benefits of this extraordinary innovation.

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John's Electric Inc. is a family owned and operated electrical contractor business that proudly provides electrician services in Birmingham, AL and the surrounding areas such as Hoover, Homewood, Chelsea, Vestavia Hills, Pelham, Alabaster, Trussville, and Mountain Brook. John's Electric provides residential and commercial electrical solutions at competitive rates. We have been in this line of work for 30 years, giving us not only experience but expertise as well. You can depend on us. We are a state licensed electrician (#03875) for your protection.

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