A Solar Powered Electricity Backup System for Fantsuam Foundation's Community Wireless Network

Electricity stability has been identified as one of the risks for the success of the wireless community project. A electricity backup system will not only ensure stable Internet services but also improve the general productivity of Fantsuam Foundation activities.

This project proposal seeks funding for the establishment of an alternative electricity backup system for Fantsuam Foundation's Offices and its Network Operation Center.

The electricity backup system will address the following energy needs:

  • Offices: cybercafe, cashier, administration, two computer rooms and a repair room
  • Street: independent Street Lighting Poles
  • Tower: solar­powered “signal light” for the wireless communication tower
  • Network Operation Center: high availability backup system for the Network Operation Center
  • Wireless Backbone: Solar-­Powered Radio Repeaters to extend the wireless network backbone