In communities without a stable communications infrastructure, wireless networks open significant possibilities for economic and social development. These networks require a reliable power source to reach their full potential, and, up to now, costly and environmentally unsound generators have been the only viable option. However, developments in alternative energy technology are creating solutions that meet the needs of remote, rural communities in developing countries and also provide network operators in more established markets with the ability to reduce their energy costs and carbon footprint.
In this article, Rich Garafola, Director of Sustainable Power Solutions at Alcatel-Lucent, explains how to respond to the growing demand for alternative energy solutions by converting pioneering programs into industrial-scale strategies. Many of these strategies come from the Alcatel-Lucent Alternative Energy Program, which includes the world's first alternative energy laboratory and pilot site dedicated to providing mass-produced alternative energy-powered solutions for wireless network operators.
Read this short whitepaper for more information about alternative energy sources that can make your wireless network more eco-friendly and save you money.