Why Solar for Telecom?

Many telecommunications infrastructures are  located in remote, isolated areas—from mountain tops to desert regions— which are usually far from any electrical grid and rely on on-site power generation to operate. But between fuel and maintenance costs, generators are expensive to own and operate. For communications providers, the ultimate goal is to establish self-sustainable mobile networks with higher efficiency and profitability and remain competitive in a lower Average-Revenue-Per-User (ARPU) environment.

That’s why telecommunications providers—both wireless service providers as well as BTS tower operators– are turning to solar PV and PV/Hybrid (PV + a secondary energy source) power solutions to achieve their business objectives. Unlike generators and wind turbines, photo-voltaic (PV) solar has no moving parts—so consequently, no downtime. And solar electric systems never need fueling or an overhaul. This type of system can be sized and installed as the primary source of power for a remote telecom site, and the hydro, wind, and/or generator-based systems can supplement PV output should “days of autonomy” be insufficient for the installation’s powering needs.

As more of the telecommunications industry shifts to solar, Ipandee’s extensive line of solar controllers and accessories are more frequently found at the core of their systems. In such a system, the charge controller is both “heart and brains” of the outfit, controlling the PV/solar-generated electricity flowing from the panels, or modules, into batteries for storage as well as the DC output to power connected loads, maintaining both system operation and battery health.

In remotely powered telecommunications installations, what matters most is efficiency and reliability. Efficiency is paramount for systems that may need as much autonomy as possible to get through long stretches without sunlight or refueling. 

Ipandee MPPT solar charge controllers can be wall mounted, pole mounted, cabinet mouted and rack mounted, which are available for indoor and outdoor installations. Since 2015, there are more than 200 thousands telecommunications sites in 35 countries using IPandee MPPT solar charge controllers, we have won or helped our customers to win more than 66 tenders/projects related telecommunications solar systems, Ipnadee's reliability and efficiency has been fully proven.

Typical Telecommunications solar electricity applications

  • Remote towers and systems

  • Back-up systems

  • Repeater stations

  • Base transmission stations (BTS)

  • Two-way radio

  • Telephone exchanges

  • Rural telephony

  • VSATs

  • Satellite earth stations

  • Thermal Management

  • Configurable based on Load Demands

  • Supports all battery storage types / Hybrid 

  • Remote Energy Management

  • Comprehensive Cloud/NMS Monitoring Platform

  • Full Featured Data Analytics Supports Predictive Alerting

  • DC and AC Load Distribution 

  • -48V Positive Ground 

  • Panel Mount or Rack Mount&

  • Pole mounted

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Solar at your Telecommunications Site?

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