I recently wrote about a company developing a soccer ball that could harvest enough energy to recharge a mobile phone or power a light in a place where electricity is scarce. Now I've learned of another project that also aims to provide energy in electricity-poor regions, this time targeting mobile-phone recharging through the use of portable micro generators.
The BuffaloGrid Project has based its research on the premise that mobile phones can be a lifeline for people in disadvantaged regions that have no wire telephone service, and is at the heart of economic growth in those regions. However, sometimes even if people in the locations have devices, they don't have ready access to electricity to charge them.
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