Flexenclosure launches eSite for telecom operators

Telecom Lead Europe: Flexenclosure, a provider of
telecom power management solutions, has launched eSite, a single cabinet
fully integrated energy system developed for powering both on- and off-grid
base stations.

The company claims that eSite is capable of
delivering up to 90 per cent diesel and operating expenses savings at telecom

eSite is a new single cabinet energy system, developed
for powering any base station site without reliable power. Available in three
versions – eSite Core, eSite Solar and eSite Aero – it is flexible and suitable
for both new sites and upgrades in all potential site conditions.

Flexenclosure has already provided the most efficient
solution for powering off-grid base stations with renewable energy. I am now
delighted to announce the launch of the ultimate solution for powering telecom
sites in areas where grid-power is available but unreliable”, said David King,
CEO, Flexenclosure.

With the energy efficient eSite Core as its foundation,
eSite Solar includes a solar array, delivering clean renewable solar energy,
thus further reducing reliance on diesel. eSite Aero similarly builds on eSite
Core with the addition of Flexenclosure’s telecom-specific FlexWind wind
turbine technology, again delivering a renewable power source that greatly
reduces the operator’s reliance on diesel.

With the eSite portfolio, Flexenclosure can now offer
mobile operators an energy efficient and economical power solution for any base
station site. eSite achieves up to 90 per cent diesel savings. In comparison
present diesel-battery hybrids typically offer 35-50 per cent savings while in
practice this can be as low as 25 per cent due to the general unreliability of
hybrid solutions.

Asia and Africa, the two largest mobile markets in the
world in terms of connections, are also the two geographical areas that are
least connected to mains electricity. It is estimated that 1.4 billion people
in Asia and Africa will lack electricity in 2030, posing a big challenge to
mobile operators eager to offer their services to existing and new markets in a
cost efficient manner. Powering diesel-fuelled base stations is the single
largest cost item for mobile operators today, often representing 40-50 per cent
of operating costs.

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