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Sascha Meinrath, X-Lab on using Mesh Wi-Fi to connect the unconnected in Somaliland and Tunisia

Sascha Meinrath, X-Lab talks about: how it thinks Mesh Wi-Fi can connect the unconnected; its current spread of Mesh Wi-Fi networks; its two networks in Africa, in Somaliland and Tunisia; how the Commotion Wireless software works; and the kind of features and information the networks are delivering in Somaliland and Tunisia. The X-Lab was launched to as an incubator to rethink how technological advances support and curtail our civil rights and fundamental freedoms over time."No one should have to make a trade-off between using technology and their human rights and privacy," said Sascha Meinrath. "X-Lab will convene technological experts from around the globe and the brightest minds from a diverse array of different sectors to imagine, innovate, and set the agenda for tech policy interventions in the years to come." ... read more
August 4, 2014

Kevin Sara & Nashwa Satti, Nur Energie, talk concentrated solar power in Africa

Kevin Sara, founder of multi-region solar development company Nur Energie, and Nashwa Satti, project manager at Nur, talk about their work with CSP, or concentrated solar power, as opposed to the more common PV, or photovoltaic solar power. They explain: how CSP works and its advantages over PV; their €10bn solar project to export power from Tunisia to Italy via a 600km undersea cable; the potential for expansion in sub-Saharan Africa and into rural 'off-grid' areas; the financing of the business; and the benefits of power plants than can be assembled locally. ... read more
April 30, 2014
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