New Wind LLC, a Nashville-based distributor of small-wind, vertical-axis wind turbines (VAWT) and other sustainable energy products, recently launched a Total Telecom (News - Alert) Solution (TTS), built in collaboration with Exergonix and Syndicated Solar, two companies of Univerdant Consortium.
The new solution will help power telecommunication towers cut down on manpower and fuel, and reduce slashing the carbon footprint down by half. Officials said the solution is very cost-effective and easy to install. It will also save cell phone companies that want to install towers, or retro-fit existing ones, an exorbitant amount of money.
“We are offering the telecommunication industry a sustainable, highly-affordable and cost-effective solution that will save them a whole lot of money and help them to better service their clients,” said Stuart Wiston, president of New Wind. “The technology has been perfected for this type of hybrid system and it is exciting we can help telecommunication companies solve some of their issues as the demand for their towers has grown exponentially.
“Everyone benefits,” he said. “The telecom industry gets to expand their service and better meet their clients’ needs, with a solution that is sustainable, affordable and Earth-friendly.”
The new TTS can easily be placed in rural areas where there is no supply from the grid. Nick Hennen, director of business development for Exergonix, said the TTS can allow diesel generators used to power the towers to remain off at least 50 percent of the time.
“By combining these two benefits, you extract as much energy as you can out of a single gallon of diesel fuel, and also minimize the amount of diesel being used in the first place,” Hennen said. “The area you have to install these systems is very small and New Wind’s vertical-axis turbines, being lower profile, efficient and less costly are the most practical turbines for the system, rather than the larger horizontal-axis turbines.”
Joe Steenbergen, senior business development manager for Syndicated Solar, said the company “will be providing the solar design, modules and balance of system that feeds into the Exergonix energy storage system. This is a good thing for the owner or contractor of the project because they don’t have to shop around and you work with people you can trust.
Edited by Braden Becker