Flexenclosure Researching BioGas as Power Supply for Rural Base Stations
Published on: 30th Aug 2012
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Flexenclosure says that it has received a SEK1.6 million grant from Sweden's Innovation Agency for the development of biogas as a renewable energy source for telecom base stations.
The funds are earmarked for the development of biogas as an alternative power source for eSite, alongside wind, solar, electricity grid and diesel generator power. eSite is Flexenclosure's single cabinet fully integrated energy system developed for powering both on- and off-grid base stations.
The grant from Vinnova, Sweden's Innovation Agency, is part of the Forska&Väx (Research&Grow) program aimed at supporting Swedish research and development.
Flexenclosure's biogas project aims to develop a system for the production and upgrading of locally produced biogas and the development of telecom adapted, gas converted, spark ignition engine generator sets.
The project is focused on India as a pilot market, motivated by Flexenclosure's local presence in India and its partners, market size, and tough regulatory requirements for the use of green technology in telecommunications.