PowerCell’s efforts in the telecom industry address a growing problem for operators in respect of electricity supply for telecom base stations.
The mobile phone industry’s trade association GSMA has reported that about one million telemasts are outside of reliable electrical grids and another 200,000 are expected to be added by 2020. The traditional alternative is a diesel power unit, but global players are under strong pressure to find environment-friendly renewable alternatives.
The work on the electricity supply of telecom base stations has also led to a cooperation agreement with TeliaSonera to assess PowerPac’s suitability as auxiliary power for one of this telecom company’s deployed base stations. The test is taking place in the Gothenburg area through controlled simulated power failures and the aim is to evaluate the potential for all of Telia Sonera’s markets.