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PCW has commissioned and deployed solar mesh nodes designed by Holobiont Lab. See their meshbox docs for info on how they build these solar-powered wifi access points.


  • An enclosure
  • 25 -50W solar panel
  • Any assortment of appropriate repurposed batteries nominal 24v
  • A charge controller
  • A low temp disconnect (depending on the battery)
  • A mesh node : starting with the Ubiquity mesh access point


PCW installed a solar mesh node in Norris Square Neighborhood Projects Colobo Gardens in 2021, and it only recently needed to be fixed with a replacement battery. Here are a few photos of what the set up looks like.