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Smart cities revenue to reach US$88.7bn by 2025: Navigant

| July 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Revenue from smart cities will more than double from US$36.8 billion in 2016 to a whopping US$88.7 billion in 2025, according to a new report by Navigant Research. According to the Smart Cities report, deployment of Internet of Things applications and the need to make cities more resilient and capable of surviving extreme climate events […]

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LG Uplus develops solar-powered LTE base stations

| June 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

LG Uplus is deploying solar-powered base stations to fill in gaps in coverage, according to a report in the Korea Times. According to the operator, there are places in South Korea where power infrastructure is not available. The new solar power sites will bring mobile coverage to those areas. “With this base station system, we […]

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Amazon to boost renewable energy capacity to 1.6MWh

| November 23, 2015 | 2 Comments

Amazon Web Services have announced its 4th renewable energy project, a 100MW wind farm in Ohio that is expected to generate 320,000MWh of energy annually, or enough to power more than 29,000 US homes. When it comes online in 2017, the new wind farm will bring Amazon’s total renewable energy generation capacity to 1.6MWh per […]

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Dubai wants to be benchmark for smart city globally

| October 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Dubai wants to be the benchmark smart city for cities globally. “Together with our partners, we are enabling Smart economic conditions, driving entrepreneurship and global competitiveness that will serve as a model for emerging nations. We are continually reviewing and refining the latest technology innovations, from mobile apps to drones, to understand how we may […]

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Solar & wind gain over coal & gas

| October 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

From Bloomberg: It has never made less sense to build fossil fuel power plants. According to this article, the cost of solar power is now below that of coal and gas in at least nine US states, including Arizona, Texas, New Mexico, Nevada, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, and Alabama. That said, the prices of solar […]

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Flexenclosure receives second major eSite order from IGT Myanmar

| August 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

PRESS RELEASE: Telecom infrastructure specialist Flexenclosure has received a second multi-million dollar order from tower company Irrawaddy Green Towers (IGT).  Flexenclosure will provide its award-winning hybrid power solution eSite for hundreds of telecom sites across Myanmar, continuing the world’s largest-ever green-field cellular telecom network rollout.Flexenclosure, a designer and manufacturer of prefabricated data centre buildings and […]

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Flexenclosure deploys over 1000 hybrid power telecom sites in Myanmar

| August 5, 2015
Flexenclosure deploys over 1000 hybrid power telecom sites in Myanmar

Swedish green ICT infrastructure maker Flexenclosure has expanded its office in Myanmar, claiming rapid deployment of its eSite hybrid power system for off-grid sites and sites with unreliable grid supplies. The eSites are part of Flexenclosure’s contribution to the government’s transformation of Myanmar’s infrastructure. According to the firm, the Myanmar government has set a mobile […]

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Vodafone using fuel cells to cut emissions in South African network

| August 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
Vodafone using fuel cells to cut emissions in South African network

The Vodafone Group is now deploying fuel cells as an alternative source for power for some of its cell sites. Vodafone Group senior manager of infrastructure and energy Lee Andrew Jones wrote in post on TelecomLead that the operator’s South African operations Vodacom has turned to fuel cells to power sites, particularly sites outside the […]

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Greenpeace “clicking green” report revisit

| June 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
Greenpeace “clicking green” report revisit

Above is a great visualisation of the carbon profile of the Internet’s hosting infrastructure from Greenpeace’s Clicking Green report. The data presents the level of renewable energy usage by the companies that deliver most of the applications and services, i.e. Apple, Google, Facebook, etc, and those that provide the physical locations to host those applications […]

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Scientists start $150 billion clean energy program

| June 9, 2015 | 0 Comments
Scientists start $150 billion clean energy program

Scientists have launched a US$150 billion project – self-described as this century’s moon-landing challenge – aimed to reducing the cost of new build renewable energy plants to lower than new build coal power plants by as early as 2020. The 10-year program, aptly named Global Apollo Programme to Combat Climate Change, will research renewables, energy […]

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