IHS switches on ‘largest solar cell site’
INNOVATIONS| May 1, 2012, 11:03 a.m.
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.
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