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Research Journal of Science and Technology
Year : 2015, Volume : 7, Issue : 2
First page : ( 125) Last page : ( 132)
Print ISSN : 0975-4393. Online ISSN : 2349-2988.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2988.2015.00017.0

Renewable Energy Potential for Green Networks

Kumar Deepak1,*, Shekhar Sulochana2

1Senior Research Fellow [DST-INSPIRE], School of Earth Sciences, Central University of Karnataka, Aland Road, Kadaganchi-585 367, Karnataka, India

2Associate Professor and Head [Geography], School of Earth Sciences, Central University of Karnataka, Aland Road, Kadaganchi-585 367, Karnataka, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: deepakdeo2003@gmail.com

Online published on 12 August, 2015.

Abstract

The telecom industry in India traditionally use grid power as the primary source and diesel generators as the secondary source, or as backup to grid power. The average load at a telecom site usually varies from 0.75 kW to 20 kW. Green Network Initiative may be a comprehensive energy-efficiency and alternate-energy program covering high impact initiatives, which are aimed at reducing the carbon footprint through lower and optimized diesel usage. These initiatives broadly comprise Alternate energy sources, Energy efficiency measures, Demand side management. Passive telecom infrastructure in India is dependent on diesel generators as the primary source of backup power, due to (a) poor grid supply, (b) no grid connectivity in rural areas and (c) low quality grid power. Recent developments in renewable energies might overthrow the diesel generator as the technology of choice for off-grid mobile base stations. Renewable energy has evolved considerably over the last couple of years so much. In this research article we explored the potential of impacts to tilt the balance in favor of telecom towers powered by renewable energy. SWOT Analysis were carried to predict the potentials of renewable in establishing the Green Networks in Indian scenario. The several parameters were taken into account for giving the final verdict for implementing the concept. Although the work was done on the secondary data (i.e. collected from different reports, online sources and surveys) to inspect the applicability of Green Networks concept in Indian context, but the method still needs to be refined with in situ data for the upcoming studies.

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Keywords

Renewable Energy Technology (RET), Green Energy Options (GEOs), Green Power, Green Telecom (GT).

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