A village-based 100 miles north of Munich, Deutsche, Telekom, and Ericsson plan to start using solar energy for mobile broadband sites. The use of renewable energy is one surge in many Germany-based sectors; however, solar modules have not begun powering commercial mobile broad bands. The two firms have decided to work together to prove energy provision for mobile phone sites by use of solar energy is possible.

Small solar modules (measuring about 12m2 were set at Deutsche Telekom mobile site in Dittenheim. Ericsson Power System will handle large amounts of power point tracking and conversion of voltages. The solution will integrate solar into a similar management system that controls the Radio Access Network (RAN).

During the second half of 2020, experiments carried depict that over two-thirds of the total sites in the region can receive solar energy during peak hours. Basing on solar radiation and technology configuration was also put into consideration.

The project shows potential solar energy as the best alternative in providing power to mobile locations. The mobile sites will reduce carbon dioxide emissions and facilitate network expansion in areas where development costs were expensive. The project acts as an illustration of how a network-level approach could be set to sustain mobile networks. The partnership between Deutsche Telekom and Ericsson will allow customers to get enough support, manage their energy consumption, and keep in mind policies of reducing carbon emissions into the atmosphere.

This particular initiative aims at making a vital contribution to the reduction of impacts on the climate. Since this year started, Deutsche Telekom has been providing electricity throughout the region, mainly from renewable energy sources. By the next decade, they plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 90 percent.

Ericsson has been a firm associate of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and he is an active associate of the Exponential Roadmap program. Telecommunication infrastructure aims to facilitate innovations in countless industries towards making more efficient businesses and reduce carbon emissions to a more significant percentage.

Ericsson aims to focus on the efficiency of the energy portfolio. Stated end-to-end Life Cycle Analysis reveals that the product’s active stage is responsible for the production of carbon dioxide of about 80 percent of its total life cycle. Having set a higher radio efficiency on the site as part of the solution, locally produced renewable energy would be more feasible.


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