These Solar-powered Drones Can Deliver Goods to Rural Areas

By: Katherine Pendrill - Feb 10, 2016
References: plugintheworld & treehugger
Mobisol is currently producing a fleet of solar-powered drones that can be used to overcome infrastructural deficits in rural regions. While drones are useful for performing tasks such as the delivery of goods to rural areas, the issue of charging these devices is somewhat complicated. These new drones are powered by the energy of the sun, making them a more viable option for places that have limited access to electricity.

In order to makes drones more accessible to rural communities, Mobisol is combining its micro-solar arrays with a series of charging stations for delivery drones. By integrating existing customers into the drone-charging network, the company is able to work around a lack of existing infrastructure. This means that communities in countries such as Rwanda and Tanzania will have access to sustainable, carbon-free deliveries.

The solar-powered drones demonstrate how renewable energy can be used to make drones work for different communities.