helix wind to power cell phone towers in africa and USA helix wind to power cell phone towers in africa and USA
sep 30, 2009

helix wind to power cell phone towers in africa and USA

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.

advantages 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

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