Telecom Italia Tests Solar Powered Base Station
Published on: 9th Jul 2009
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Ericsson and Telecom Italia are trialing a solar powered base station at the Italian city of L'Aquila, where G8 leaders are meeting this week. The Eco Smart solution features an elliptical support structure coated with flexible solar panels wrapping up the antenna.
The result of an agreement signed between Ericsson and Telecom Italia in 2008, the structure can be easily adapted to all radio base stations shapes and provide operators with significant advantages in terms of operational expenses with an expectation of medium-term amortization, with a very low environmental impact.
Stefano Pileri, Head of Technology & Operations at Telecom Italia, says: "With this trial Telecom Italia reaffirms its commitment to technological innovation that will benefit the whole country, as well as to cost-cutting solutions. Using Eco-Smart also confirms our concern for environmental sustainability, one of the main drivers of our development policies."