The Very First Solar-Powered Mobile Tower In The US...
|24 November 2012|
All you need to do is set one of these up and bingo…you have amplified signal.
Solar towers are not cheap though, they cost two/three times more than normal towers, but as with all things the price might come down if more are implemented.
But why the fuss, well mobiles already use a lot of energy in their production, the next area of high energy use is in the base station, they can gobble up as much as 80% of the overall energy used in a mobile phone during its lifetime. Hence the push for a more efficient base station.
So it’s a step in the right direction. And if you do the maths, it took Sony Ericcson 20 years to install one million of these things and in the last three years another million. It just goes to show how big the growth of mobile phones is, in terms of both consumer demand and the necessary technology.
So diesel powered masts or solar powered ones you be the judge… I’m up for a little more sun power…