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Annual Review

Emerging Trends – Green Telecom

This chapter mainly emphasizes on the adoption of green techniques by the telecom towers by way of increasing dependence on renewable energy, thereby reducing carbonemissions and reducing the dependence on grid power/diesel. It also provides detailed information on various renewable energy sources like wind, solar, fuel cell and biomass along with their uses in the telecom towers. It also gives the detailed payback period analysis based on the DoT's study of payback periods for various hybrid (solar-wind) based towers. It also throws some light on the benefits of obtaining carbon credits. The chapter also enlists the green initiatives taken by a few global and Indian companies. The following points are covered in the chapter:

  • Power Needs of telecom tower industry
  • Grid power is intermittent and not available fully
  • Tower companies have to rely on diesel generators
  • Grid Power vs. Diesel Generators
  • Methods of reducing carbon footprints
  • Use of Energy Efficient Equipments and Innovative Technologies
  • Tapping Renewable Energy
  • Global Success Stories in Green Telecom
  • Green initiative undertaken by Indus Towers, BhartiInfratel
  • Renewable Energy Service Companies (RESCOs)

Impact Analysis

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  • Infrastructure Status to Telecom Tower Industry– Bit Too Late

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