What are Li-Fi solar panels and how do they work?

Just like Wi-Fi, Li-Fi (Light Fidelity) is a high-speed wireless communication technology. Instead of using radio frequency, light is the medium of transmission.

Harald Haas, the person who coined the term ’Li-Fi’, has demonstrated how solar cells can receive data and therefore claims that Li-Fi solar panels can act as a broadband receiver and help solve rural connectivity issues. Li-Fi solar panel will not only produce solar power but also act as a data receiver of Li-Fi signals.


The idea is that an LED light source combined with a solar panel can form a transmitter-receiver system. Basically, the LED transmits encoded information which is received by the solar cell, decoded and made available at a laptop where the information can be viewed.

This innovation makes use of the increasing availability of solar cells for various applications. It is especially beneficial in developing countries where rural areas are plagued with problems like shortage of electric power, absence of internet and even mobile networks.

This new concept of Li-Fi-enabled solar panels that use light to transmit data can only augment the general attractiveness of installing solar panels.

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  6. ololo chukwuemeka bright

    i have a 3 watt solar panel as detector,18 watt led bulbs
    if i connect the ethernet usb cable from my solar panel to my system LAN port and beam my lights on the photodetector am i sure to get an internet connection

  7. ololo chukwuemeka bright

    help me with detailed steps on how to create the lifi internet transmitter and lifi internet receiver and how to configure it to browse on the desktop
    Help with videos and theoretical writs be it using the Velcro,bread or pcb

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