Turkish Operator Deploys Wind-Powered Base Station

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Turkish mobile network operator Avea has deployed what it says is the first hybrid wind powered base station in the country. The new 6kW wind turbine was manufactured by Scottish firm Proven Energy and installed by Turkish resellers Girasolar.

Girasolar director Erol Barendregt stated, "The hybrid solution is the best option because the sun and wind resources have opposite cycles and intensities during the day. Wind and solar power are understood to be among the best natural alternatives to fuel based electricity generation. Byusing both in a system that is designed to supplement each other you get a continuous and reliable power supply."

Proven Energy installed their first wind turbine for the telecoms industry in 1999 for British Telecoms company BT. To date Proven Energy has worked with such names as Orange, Motorola and Vodacom.

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