Using Mobile Phone Towers For Wind Power Generation

As the world moves toward lower carbon energy production it will cause us to look for power production opportunities in new places including cell towers. This is particularly important for areas where electric distribution is limited.

Paul Ridden of reports:

“Later this month, Helix Wind Corporation will deliver its first test wind turbines to Eltek Network Solutions Group for installation at two test sites in Nigeria. Sites in the US are also set to take delivery of test modules. The turbines will provide a clean energy solution for mobile phone towers and if tests prove successful, could see wind power being rolled out to hundreds of sites over the next few years.

‘Currently such towers are powered by diesel generators, which are bad for the environment and extremely expensive to operate,’ said Helix Wind CEO Ian Gardner. ‘Anywhere the power grid is unreliable, expensive or simply non-existent, wind is an ideal renewable energy resource able to power these towers and reduce their operating cost.”‘

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Published: October 3, 2009