Monday, December 03, 2012

India's mobile phone firms turn to green power

Nearly a billion people use mobile phones in India and a network of broadcast masts helps to keep them talking.

But keeping these towers working 24 hours a day, seven days a week, consumes a lot of energy.

Towers that are located in urban areas are usually connected to the main grid to get electricity.

But most locations in India do not get a continuous or even good quality grid supply, and more than 60% of the towers depend on diesel-powered generators.

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