Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Helix Wind to power cell towers.

I like wind turbines of all descriptions, but there are some particularly novel designs of turbines (and solar cell arrays) starting to appear for mobile cell towers.

The latest example is from Helix Wind Corp. which has announced the start of a technology demonstration and test of two small wind turbines to power cell phone towers in Southern California.

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The test will also explore the feasibility of selling power back to the electrical grid, which should raise the interest of network providers.

With 3,500 cell phone towers in Southern California alone (and another 1,000+ expected in the next five years), this is potentially very big business for renewable energy suppliers.

The test is being carried out in association with Core Communications Group on behalf of its tower company client, Vertical Green.

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