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Design Team 5: Jay Martinson Brian Bernens Tyler Gordon Dan Krohnemann
Throughout the world, there are many developing countries that do not have the luxury of possessing telecommunication stations for cell phone use. GE Corporation assigned engineering students to solve this problem for these communities and nations, by creating a No Grid Telecom Base Station Team Five created a station that uses sustainable energy sources and optimizes green power for infrastructures without connections AC utility grid.
Power Telecom station with sustainable energy. Solar Power Create constant 1.2-kW load, with additional load created to power the hut equipment Integrate suitable “Hybrid” application to obtain minimum operating costs
In Mombasa, Kenya, there is already a large amount of cellular towers. In this region, the GE Telecom Station will compete with local cellular companies, but will offer a station that runs off sustainable energy instead of utility grid power. This cost efficient system will be able to use green technology to lower the maintenance cost of the station, making the cellular market more competitive.
Converts solar radiation into DC power via photovoltaic modules Typical solar panel: 14 Watt / Square Foot Typical System: 1,300 kWh / every kilowatt installed
Tower Hut/Solar Panels North-facing solar panels at 4 degree angle
System ComponentsInitial CostMaintenance CostEstimated RevenueNPVMARRPackback PeriodTotal Payback (9 years) Solar Cells$7,000$8,000$80,000/year$375,56013%2 years & 8 months$518,000 Batteries$7, Fuel$945 Hut / Tower$175,000 Net Initial Cost $190,933