Gallery: Solar Powered Cellphone Towers in India to Save 5 Million Tons...


India‘s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is poised to mandate that telecom operators power their cellphone towers with solar panels instead of the diesel generators that are currently used. This may not seem like such a big deal until you think about the numbers – India has approximately 500 million mobile phone subscribers (more than the population of any country except China) and still continues to be one of the two fastest growing telecom markets. That means that even more cellphone towers are going to be set up in the near future. According to Cleantechnica, the switch over to solar power translates to a reduction of 5 million tons of CO2 emissions as well as a savings of $1.4 billion!

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  1. venkatesh September 30, 2010 at 3:23 am

    just look very easy…………

  2. R K GOPAL NANDURI May 2, 2010 at 4:52 am

    Dear Sir,

    I would like to know more about solar powered cell phone towers .pl let me know about the same namely who gives us the technology of cells as all other things managed in india itself

    rk gopal mnanduri

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