as our dependency on cell phones remains constant despite concerns over radiation,
powering cell phone towers is a significant application for alternative energy and the
san diego-based wind company helix wind is already working on a way to power towers
in remote locations in the united states and africa. anywhere the power grid is unreliable,
expensive or simply non-existent, wind is an ideal renewable energy resource able to
power these towers and reduce their operating cost.
the design will enable low-cost mobile communications to spread throughout remote regions with
minimal environmental impact
helix wind corporation, a global renewable energy company, gave an update on
september 23rd, 2009 on its efforts to provide cost-effective renewable energy solutions
to telecommunications companies. specifically, helix’s wind turbines seem to be an ideal
ways to lower the costs of operating expenses associated with cell phone towers.
these solutions are ideal for telecom infrastructure providers worldwide dealing
with cell towers that are off-grid and utilize unreliable or expensive energy sources.
depending on the configuration, helix turbines can produce enough power to pay for
themselves in as little as six months. helix hopes to have test sites installed in the US
and west africa by november 2009. the company will deliver its first test turbines to
eltek nsg in nigeria in late october for installation at one of two identified test sites.
pending successful testing and subsequent rollout to several operators in the region
including zain and mti, helix’s relationship with eltek nsg could potentially mean
several hundred sites over the next few years and eventual implementation in other
african nations, and is the result of work performed by cp pumps & systems fzco,
helix’s distributor in dubai.
the helix S322 provides smooth power and torque delivery across a broad range of wind speeds and under the
most difficult of physical environments
another wind turbine, the helix S594