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  • 03.16.09

Meraki to Provide Solar-Powered Wi-Fi for Green:Net 09

Meraki Solar made headlines recently when it released the first self-powered 802.11n Wi-Fi hub. The units aren’t cheap–a 40-watt MR58 router sells for $1,497–but San Francisco solar buffs will have the chance to test them out at next week’s Green:Net 09, a green conference targeted at the IT industry.

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The event, organized by GigaOm‘s Om Malik and Earth2Tech‘s Katie Fehrenbacher, will feature talks from execs at IBM, JP Morgan, Google, Yahoo!, GoodGuide, and more. 

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Meraki, a San Francisco start-up backed by Google and Sequoia Capital, released its triple-radio 802.11n outdoor Wi-Fi node just last month. Comparable products from other vendors cost nearly double, and lack support of the wireless-N standard.

[Via Meraki Press Release]

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Ariel Schwartz is a Senior Editor at Co.Exist. She has contributed to SF Weekly, Popular Science, Inhabitat, Greenbiz, NBC Bay Area, GOOD Magazine and more.

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