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.
See full Article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19343563