This disclosure describes techniques fiber optic cable vault lids with built-in solar panels. Vault lids are built with suitable materials based on deployment location. Power generated by the solar panels is used to power equipment such as Wi-Fi access points, power monitors, etc. within the fiber optic cable vault. Surplus power is supplied to the grid. By having power generation built-in, the fiber optic cable vault lid enable vaults to be deployed in locations where external power is unavailable. This improves the ability to communicate with fiber mid points, maintain health of the fiber network, and ease isolation of faults. Owners of fiber optic cable networks, e.g., ISPs, can utilize the fiber optic cable vault lids.
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Street, Eric, "Cable vault lids with solar panels", Technical Disclosure Commons, (August 29, 2017)