T-Mobile unveils solar powered cell tower
T-Mobile has decided to go green, starting of with a solar cell tower, the first by the company in the United States. Located at Chalfont, Pennsylvania, this solar-powered cell tower by T-Mobile USA has as many as 12 solar panels. Soaking in the sun big time, this one can also help local utility companies with some extra power at times when network demand is low. Efficient enough to be self-sufficient, this one costs a lot more than a regular cell site though. Costs are what make companies think twice before setting up cell towers like these, though in the long run, they sure pull out some substantial and satisfying amount of energy savings.
Hopefully T-Mobile and service providers around the world take up some greener initiatives like this one and help reduce the ever-darkening carbon footprint.