Avea, a Turkish MNO (Mobile Network Operator) has deployed a wind-powered base station. Actually it’s a hybrid model, which can use both solar and wind energy!
Interestingly, it’s a Scottish company (Proven Energy) that supplied the turbine, which was fitted locally. Proven Energy have deployed a number of these turbines previously, for such luminaries as British Telecoms – and also worked with other big names like Orange, Moto, and Vodacom.
Of course, you’ve got to wonder if this isn’t the way forward for a lot of base stations, to try and make them more self-sustaining. Wind and Sun are maybe not two applicable power sources for every cell site, but there are sure are some that could do their share. Let us hope more Operators take up this innovative approach. Well done Avea!
[Story and image via: Cellular News]