MHS Energy to supply solar units for telecom towers

Our Bureau Chennai | Updated on June 09, 2011 Published on June 09, 2011

b+w Electronics Systems of Germany is set to introduce solar power units for telecom towers in India through a joint venture with a Chennai-based company, MHS Energy.

MHS Energy will soon launch two products – Advanced Solar Power Cube and Advanced Solar Energy Cube – for powering telecom towers. These are low maintenance, energy saving products that will initially be imported and later be manufactured in India. b+w is the technology provider while MHS will bring in the investments, according to Mr Sajjan Sharma of MHS.

The Solar Energy Cube includes a 48V DC battery, Li-Ion Batteries and Solar Panel and can run a One BTS tower on 2,920 litres of diesel a year against the conventional 17,520 litres.

The Solar Power Cube can help replace existing conventional shelters.

The telecom sector has emerged the second largest diesel consumer after the railways with an annual diesel consumption estimated at over 2 billion litres. Solar power can help address this issue, he said.

The company plans to set up six demonstration units in various regions. It hopes to import 500 units in the next three months and subsequently set up an assembling unit which will be followed up with a manufacturing unit near Chennai. MHS will invest up to Rs 150 crore over the next three years.

Published on June 09, 2011
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