GE Telecom Base Station Project Design Team 5: Jay Martinson Brian Bernens Tyler Gordon Dan Krohnemann
Mission Statement • 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
Mombasa, Kenya • 707,400 people • 295 sq. kilometers • Economy • Trading • Export • Tourism • Terrain • Island • Flat
Customer Needs Assessment • 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.
About Solar Power • Converts solar radiation into DC powervia photovoltaic modules • Typical solar panel: 14 Watt / Square Foot • Typical System: 1,300 kWh / every kilowatt installed
Design Tower Hut/Solar Panels North-facing solar panels at 4 degree angle