Keep up with the news by installing RT’s extension for . Never miss a story with this clean and simple app that delivers the latest headlines to you.

 

​Solar power donkeys used as mobile chargers in Turkey (VIDEO)

Published time: June 30, 2014 18:46
Edited time: July 02, 2014 12:47

Village herdsmen in Turkey have developed a novel way of remaining connected to the internet: strapping solar panels to the backs of donkeys and using them as mobile charging points.

The panels can produce 5-7 kilowatts of energy and enable the farmers to stay online on long arduous journeys.

Mobile phones only use 2-6 watts when charging, so the solar panels are extremely effective.

If the farmers are curious about the latest news, need entertainment, or get lonely, they can plug their laptop or phone chargers into the solar-power transporting donkeys and get updates from their favorite websites, stream programs, or chat with their friends on social media.

In the birthing season, the panels can also help to generate extra, necessary, light.

Panel producer Ser-Gün is behind the ‘plug and play’ project. Each device costs $1,320 apiece.

“We aim to better the daily comfort of the producer in the countryside, providing sustainability for sheepherding,” Ser-Gün Chairman, Tamer Uğurluel, told the Turkish Cihan news agency.

Comments (5)

 

彭啟榛 01.09.2014 10:26

e-mule literally.

 

mrv 03.07.2014 11:50

Using a laptop to connected to the internet? Where is the satellite dish? Take to the next level and strap a portable SD to the backs of donkeys. Great ingenuity!

 

Chico 01.07.2014 14:27

Cheap pwrn, and saves the donkey...

View all comments (5)
Add comment

Authorization required for adding comments

Register or

Name

Password

Show password

Register

or Register

Request a new password

Send

or Register

To complete a registration check
your Email:

OK

or Register

A password has been sent to your email address

Edit profile

X

Name

New password

Retype new password

Current password

Save

Cancel

Follow us

Follow us