With continued worldwide growth in cell phone subscribers, data usage, and network upgrades, the need for reliable power throughout the telecommunications network has never been more crucial.
There are several layers that provide this reliable power - the traditional utility grid, generators, renewables, and batteries. Even in the most reliable grid installations, batteries are a fundamental element of the ‘belt-and-suspenders’ approach to ensuring 100% uptime for tower owners and operators. For weak-grid sites, batteries are indispensable for providing power to bridge during times when the grid is unavailable. And in full off-grid installations, batteries are the key to enabling reliability and the lowest operating expenses.
While specific battery bank sizing will vary in these three scenarios (on-grid, weak-grid, off-grid), there are still some common attributes that are high on the wish list of tower operators, owners, and energy service companies.Read More >>