'Eco-Towers': Vodafone dials up plans for UK rollout of self-powered mobile masts

Michael Holder
clock • 3 min read
The 'Eco-Tower' concept boasts a small wind turbine at the top | Credit: Vodafone/Crossflow Energy
Image:

The 'Eco-Tower' concept boasts a small wind turbine at the top | Credit: Vodafone/Crossflow Energy

New 'Eco-Towers' boast built-in wind turbines, solar panels, and batteries, allowing Vodafone to extend coverage to remote, off-grid locations

Vodafone is hoping to deploy mobile communications masts across the UK which power themselves using built-in wind, solar, and battery technologies, the telecoms giant revealed today. The firm has developed...

To continue reading this article...

Join BusinessGreen

  • Enjoy exclusive news, insights and analysis from Europe’s leading source of information on the green economy and business.
  • Make smart, responsible business decisions with an eye on the latest regulatory and tech developments
  • Stay in the know with our overnight briefing, expertly curated help you run a competitive and sustainable business
  • Tap into our extensive archive of exclusive articles, news, analysis and guides
  • Choose from 3 paid membership levels or start a 7-day no strings trial

Join now

 

Already a BusinessGreen
member?

Login

More on Wind

Solar panels on an Amazon fulfilment centre | Credit: Amazon

Amazon snaps up 5.6GW of wind and solar in latest power purchase blitz

Latest flurry of power purchase agreements across US and Europe brings Amazon's total procured renewables capacity to 12GW worldwide

Cecilia Keating
clock 01 December 2021 • 2 min read
Plummeting battery costs could lead to EVs reaching cost-parity with petrol and diesel cars within three years | Credit: Tesla

Could plummeting battery costs deliver mass market EVs as soon as 2024?

Electric vehicles could reach cost-parity with petrol and diesel cars within three years, but immediate commodity supply risks pose challenges, according to latest BNEF report

Michael Holder
clock 01 December 2021 • 5 min read
Artist impression of the 1.4GW Sofia offshore wind farm | Credit: RWE

EDF inks major deal to buy power from RWE's Sofia offshore wind farm

Power purchase agreement means all 6.5TWh of electricity produced by North Sea project each year will be used to serve EDF's UK customers

Michael Holder
clock 30 November 2021 • 2 min read