Solar Remote Telecom Power System-KTRN, Rwanda

eltek_power_jpg_410x270_upscale_q85이안기술은 2016년 12월 31일 아프리카 르완다에 태양광 텔레콤 파워 시스템을(파일로트) 건설 하였습니다, 급속도로 가입자가 팽창하고 있는 모바일 환경에, 텔레콤 회사들은 텔레콤 타워에 전기를 공급하는데 여러 악조건에 어려움을 겪고 있습니다.

아프리카에는 풍부한 태양광에너지가 있으며 아프리카 이동통신 사업은 크게 성장하고 있습니다. 케냐, 나이지리아 및 남아프리카와 같은 특정 사하라 사막 도시 지역에서 스마트폰 사용자가 급속하게 증가하고 있어 모바일 사업자(MNO)들은 3G 및 4G, LTE 서비스 구현을 통해 더 많은 기지국을 설치하고 네트워크 인프라를 업그레이드하려 하고 있으나, 그리드가 없거나  그리드를 신뢰할 수 없기 때문에 서비스가 불안정할 수 밖에 없습니다. 이 지역 대부분 통신사업자들의 원격 기지국은 24시간 연중 무휴로 디젤발전기를 작동시키고 있습니다. 이 기지국을 운영하는데는 엄청난 연료비, 현장 관리를 위한 고비용, 화재의 위험, 도난의 위험에 항상 직면하는 문제를 안고 있습니다.

20170107_181410이안기술은 태양광/디젤 하이브리드의 기술로 최고 수준의 DC 전원 공급시스템을 구현 합니다. 이 기술을 원격 기지국에 적용할 경우, 디젤발전기를 운영하는 기지국과 비교하여 약 70% ~ 75%까지 비용을 절감하게 됩니다.기지국에 전력을 공급하는 태양광 하이브리드 시스템은 초기 CAPEX를 증가시키나, 이 비용은 약 4년~5년 정도에 회수가 되며, 많은 OPEX 비용을 줄일 수 있어 총비용 면에서 매우 경제적입니다.이 원격 기지국 태양광 하이브리드 시스템 사업은 우리 이안기술의 주요 추진 사업 입니다. 우리 이안기술은 독보적인 지능적 시스템으로 가동시간과 저비용 및 친환경적인 에너지 사용의 균형을 맞춰 최적의 에너지 혼합 시스템을 설계, 제작, 시공 합니다.

KtRN Commissions Telecom Tower running on Solar Energy

By Jean d’Amour Mugabo  On 9 May 2017 at 01:31 : IGIHE

 

Kt Rwanda Networks (KtRN) has commissioned a Telecom Tower that runs on Solar Energy in line with government’s targets toward off-grid solutions. The Telecom Tower launched on Monday, is located in Gacuriro, a suburb of Kigali, and is running on immense solar panels that provide backup electricity for up to 36 hours.
The objective is to provide solution for the power cuts in Kigali in order to provide a constant 4G LTE Network. KtRN CEO said this system is an environmental friendly solution (…)

Kt Rwanda Networks (KtRN) has commissioned a Telecom Tower that runs on Solar Energy in line with government’s targets toward off-grid solutions. The Telecom Tower launched on Monday, is located in Gacuriro, a suburb of Kigali, and is running on immense solar panels that provide backup electricity for up to 36 hours.

The objective is to provide solution for the power cuts in Kigali in order to provide a constant 4G LTE Network. KtRN CEO said this system is an environmental friendly solution that will help in providing very stable power supply which has a direct impact on the level of service in telecom business.

Off-grid is a system and lifestyle designed to help people function without the support of remote infrastructure, such as an electrical grid. In electricity, off-grid can be stand-alone power systems or mini-grids typically to provide a small community with electricity.

KtRN’s Off-Grid Solar Solution is a type of Electricity Generated by Solar Panels that charges big batteries and this electricity can be used in the absence of grid power or during daytime to reduce bill of Electricity.

KtRN is commonly known as the provider of 4G LTE Internet (Fourth Generation Long-Term Evolution) and 62% of Rwandans currently have access to the superfast internet with the target to reach 95% by 2017.

Government energy targets

The Government of Rwanda encourages the population to use clean energy like solar energy especially in areas which are yet to be connected to the national grid.

Currently, 31% of Rwandans have access to electricity with 28% on-grid while 3% use off-grid solutions. The Government’s target is to provide electricity access with 70% of Rwandans (48% on-grid and 22% off-grid) by the year 2018. In order to realize the 22% off-grid target, Government has so far entered into partnership with 24 dealers in off-grid solutions while the fastest ever grid expansion is ongoing to see 48% realized too.

Solar energy systems present a range of benefits as being environmental friendly with Zero Carbon Emission, Low operation and Maintenance Cost, Long Lifespan up to 25 years, Real-time Monitoring and Control as well as generating Stable and Sufficient Electricity.

KtRN is the sole 4G LTE infrastructure company in Rwanda, jointly invested by the Government of Rwanda and Kt Corporation exclusively for wholesale provision of universal mobile broadband services in Rwanda using 4G LTE technology. The wholesale mobile broadband network aims to accelerate the availability of high-speed connectivity in collaboration with retail partners that provide end-user services and solutions to consumers, enterprises and the nation in general in line with the country’s vision to be an ICT hub.