Panasonic Eco Solutions and its partner PowerOasis are unveiling a solar photovoltaic and lithium ion (Li-ion)-based hybrid power system for cellular tower and Wi-Fi hotspot sites.
The Green Tower system combines Panasonic's Li-ion battery technology and HIT solar modules with PowerOasis' telecommunications energy management system. The system is designed for a range of telecommunications sites with loads that range from 50 W to 3 kW. It can be deployed in off-grid, unreliable grid or on-grid locations as either a primary or back-up power system.
Within certain markets, the Green Tower also offers an opportunity for smart grid energy arbitrage. It uses predictive algorithms to show actual load compared to market demand and can send unused energy from on-site assets back to the local grid. Other features include satellite connectivity and wireless equipment monitoring.
For more information on how solar generation, battery storage and energy-management systems can be combined into hybrid energy solutions, visit the Hybrid Energy Innovations event site here.