Energy Optimization Strategies for Eco-Friendly Cellular Base Stations
AbstractThis study focuses on the economic and environmental impacts of the deployment of cellular base stations (BSs) in remote/rural areas of South Korea. The optimal system, energy production, and operational costs of various renewable energy systems (RESs), such as solar power systems and hybrid solar power/wind power systems, in supplying third-generation cellular BSs with their required energy are discussed in this paper. To highlight the economic feasibility of the proposed RESs, a comparison between their economic feasibilities is presented. In addition, a comparison between the economic feasibilities of the proposed RESs and the classic energy solution of using a diesel generator (DG) is provided. Results show that the total operating expenses that can be saved can reach up to 56.13% if DG is replaced with the hybrid solar power/wind power system. Moreover, the operating expense savings are increased to 56.99% when a stand-alone solar power system is used. These results can be considered a valuable reference for mobile operators to show that shifting toward renewable energy technology is an attractive option. View Full-Text
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Alsharif, M.H.; Kim, J.; Kim, J.H. Energy Optimization Strategies for Eco-Friendly Cellular Base Stations. Energies 2018, 11, 1500.
Alsharif MH, Kim J, Kim JH. Energy Optimization Strategies for Eco-Friendly Cellular Base Stations. Energies. 2018; 11(6):1500.Chicago/Turabian Style
Alsharif, Mohammed H.; Kim, Jeong; Kim, Jin H. 2018. "Energy Optimization Strategies for Eco-Friendly Cellular Base Stations." Energies 11, no. 6: 1500.
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