IHS switches on ‘largest solar cell site’

INNOVATIONS

|
Image: By IHS Africa
IHS switches on ‘largest solar cell site’

Nigerian tower network operator IHS Africa has switched on what it describes as the largest solar-powered cell site in Africa for mobile operators.

The site is made up of solar panels covering an area of 96 m2 and will produce a total capacity of 12 kilowatt peak (kWp) and can supply enough electricity for three mobile network operators.

IHS Group Chief Technology Officer William Saad said demand is increasing for solar power, due to a lack of reliable power supplies.

IHS currently has 4,000 towers under management and owns 900 towers for co-location. The company also recently upgraded its Network Operations Centre (NOC) in Lagos.

The upgrade allows IHS to offer state-of-the-art infrastructure management and professional services and site monitoring systems to mobile network operators in Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger and other neighbouring countries in West Africa.



Share the News

Get Daily Newsletter

comments powered by Disqus

MORE INNOVATIONS NEWS

Literacy Bridge, UNICEF, ARM Unite on Talking Books project in Ghana

Humanitarian technology company Literacy Bridge has announced a new multi-year partnership with UNICEF and ARM to deliver health education to 40,000 vulnerable people in Ghana, using Talking Book mobile devices. Read More

New sustainable housing from Innovation Hub

Botswana Innovation Hub has unveiled a prototype Sustainable Housing unit that has the potential to significantly improve the lives of people through its rapid deployment, solar renewable lighting, rain water catchment and use of local materials as value additions. Read More

Microsoft drives local innovation in North Africa

At this year’s Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Morocco, Microsoft has signed a new strategic alliance with Tunisian startup Saphon Energy and introduced the first round of 50 women entrepreneurs to go through its Cloud Startup Academy. Read More

Philips introduces innovations in “Maisha ni Mwelekeo” roadshow

Philips is showcasing new solar powered home lighting systems and a unique fan driven cook stove (Jiko) for rural and semi-rural areas during a roadshow in Kenya. Read More

Gabon Cybercity wins foreign investors

Cybercity, a multi-billion ICT project located in the Mandji Island near the oil-rich city of Port-Gentil in Gabon, is reported to be becoming one of Central Africa’s top targets for foreign investors. Read More

AfricaCom Awards 2014 winners announced

The winners of the digital industry’s most anticipated Awards were announced at AfricaCom in South Africa last night. Read More

GHS60, 000 seed fund for Ghanaian digital entrepreneurs

Tigo Digital Change-makers has begun the search for social entrepreneurs with digital solutions to improve the lives of children and society.   Read More

MTN prepares to use its world-class network and technology to break the land speed record

MTN has once again commenced a series of test runs of its state of the art network built to support a land speed record attempt by the Bloodhound Supersonic Car (BSC). Read More

AIF announces 30-day extension for the US$ 150 000 IPA 2015 award

AIF has announced 30-day extension for the US$ 150 000 IPA 2015 award for African innovators. Read More

BIH gets IASP full membership

The annual International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation (IASP) General Assembly has bestowed full membership status on Botswana Innovation Hub. Read More

PRESS OFFICES

Sage ERP AfricaSAP AfricaSage Pastel AccountingTrust PayVMWareSamsung ElectronicsMitsumi DistributionPhoenix DistributionSage HR AfricaMTN BusinessSchneider ElectricMultichoice

FEATURED STORY

GSMA: half a billion mobile subscribers in SSA by 2020GSMA: half a billion mobile subscribers in SSA by 2020

The number of unique mobile subscribers in Sub-Saharan Africa will pass the half billion mark in 2020, says a new GSMA report.

IN DEPTH

Africa lags on digital migration Africa lags on digital migration

Only three African countries have so far completed the digital migration process, and serious issues are hampering the migration in other nations.  

COMPANY NEWS

Leading through volatility in Africa

For the businesses that are prepared to face the storm and manage the volatility afflicting the continent, there are still huge rewards to be had from doing business ...