After a meeting of all world leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, India will have a new project regarding the installation of some solar-powered cell phone towers.
The Vihaan Networks Limited (VNL) recently announced they will test the small-scale telecom stations with Boston Power’s batteries (a lithium ion battery maker). The system developed by VNL was originally equipped with lead acid batteries.
Dubbed WorldGSM, the BTSes are designed to be powered entirely from a few solar panels without being connected to the grid.
The batteries, made by Boston Power, will be able to power the tower for up to three days without sunlight. To have such a performance they must be recharged for a few hours in full sunlight.
The new solar-powered cell phone towers are ideal for places where connecting to the grid is a challenge. Currently, the WorldGSM base stations are being tested and as the companies said, they will be implemented in different areas by the end of this year.