To facilitate materializing the government’s vision of achieving SDGs by 2030, mobile phone tower company edotco Bangladesh has started running its operation using renewable energy in remote areas, its officials said.
The company has already installed around 672 mobile network sites using renewable energy among its 8000 towers to reduce carbon footprint up to 20% due to innovative green technology, they said.
“edotco is able to bring innovative and green solutions to Bangladesh’s rural and remote communities, thereby enhancing the quality of the residents’ lives and providing adequate network coverage amid the country’s power shortage,” said edotco Bangladesh MD Rahul Chaudhary.
Officials said edotco’s wind turbines can produce on an average 4-10kWh energy per day depending on the different system capacity in normal conditions and can function without any glitches even during adverse weather conditions. Besides, each green tower site generates about 9-22 kWh of power daily from an installed solar power facility of different system capacity.
It also distributes around 240-watt energy from each of these towers (total 15 sites) to the communities for free.
Following such accomplishment, edotco Bangladesh has an extensive plan to reach out to more areas in the upcoming years, they added.