ABI Research analysts say that the future of mobile telephony will be sun powered. They say all BTSes (cellular base stations) will be equipped with solar panels, backed up by diesel generators.
Such an experiment has already been started in Africa, but the solar panels have been stolen all the time. In relatively poor countries, there is a constant theft of copper wires, diesel fuel powering those equipments and generally, everything that can be stolen from these apparently deserted (although highly monitored) base stations.
ABI says that over 335 thousand solar powered base stations will be active by 2013, 40,000 of them being completely autonomous.
Where there isn’t so much sun all the time, there will be diesel generators available. This kind of investment in solar technology should increase the mobile operators’ profits, and a possible reduction in call prices, especially for developing countries. A not so recent UN figure says that half of the world’s population has never made a phone call, so this is the time for them to start by also being green. Fuel cells aren’t to be neglected in the run for clean energy in telecommunications. Hydrogen, as we know, has a very high energy density. Stealing it would be a little bit more difficult, though.
The only problem in these countries remains the protection of these investments, that also costs money. The base stations are so many that you can’t possibly cover all of them with 24/7 efficient theft protection, since solar panels are still expensive.
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NEW SOLAR PANEL PROTECTION
Stop solar panel theft before it happens.
Application of guarding and tracking solar panels and small wind turbines.
The solar tracker comes with a hardwire adapter which can be used to trickle charge the device from the panels own power supply, the sun.
Or the solar tracker can be externally mounted and operate up to six month on its own battery pack.
Should the panel be stolen the tracker will then operate on its backup internal battery to allow you to track the location of stolen panel.
The Solar tracker is one of the smallest and lightest GPS tracking devices on the market today offering full functionality, including the ability to set your own tracking interval and create virtual geo-fences around a your solar panels.
What’s more, the mapping system can be licensed offering further long-term savings by eliminating the need to pay activation and monthly subscription charges.
With the solar tracker you set the perimeter around the solar panels and if the panels are moved outside this protected area the gps device will notify you.
You Get Instant Geofence Alerts via SMS or E-mail
Based on your personal preferences, get instant alerts via e-mail or text message the moment your GPS solar panel Tracker goes outside of a designated area.
Stop theft before it happens.
We are the only company offering this device for this use, you canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t buy it any were else.
You can enter any phone number into the tracker and that number will be contacted should your solar panel be moved from its locating.
And you can track the solar panel if it is stolen. Just like a car lojack system the solar tracker works the same way. How many solar panels will you lose to theft before you decide to put a stop to it.
Also suitable for small wind turbine systems protection. 100% Web Based Secure Online Access
Access your location information from any computer with Internet, anywhere in the world. The Solar tracker uses our unique Bolt Server, which allows users to check important location data securely online.
Unparalleled Accuracy Within 15 Ft. Of Exact Location
You will get an accurate GPS location to within 15 feet under open sky where the device can get the greatest GPS satellite readout. Even if your tracker moves indoors, you will get an accurate location update before the GPS Tracker enters a building alerting you where the GPS Tracker is located.