Renewable Energy Dashboard
A central repository for industry information on using renewable energy to power mobile towers.
2021 Global Mobile Tower Numbers
A tower is defined as macro, rooftop or small cell site. Antennae in buildings and in street furniture are excluded.
towers powered by renewable energy
A renewable energy tower is fully powered by on-site renewable energy, or partially powered by it and a fossil fuel power source.
of off-grid and bad-grid towers run on diesel
An off-grid tower is not connected to the electricity grid. A bad-grid tower is connected to the grid but suffers grid power outages for more than six hours a day on average.
metric tonnes of CO2e/year from diesel generators
The CO2 estimation is based on typical usage of diesel generators at off-grid and bad-grid sites and excludes emissions from grid electricity generation.
A new mechanism to catalyse distributed renewable energyThe D-REC Initiative – October 2021
The telecoms industry will need to consider all feasible tools and mechanisms to give investors the confidence that renewable energy solutions can successfully replace fossil fuels in off-grid locations. This guest blog from the Distributed Renewable Energy Initiative explores one solution.
Investing in Sustainable Access to CommunicationsIFC – September 2021
This report looks at the role of Telecom Energy Services Companies (TESCOs) in sustainable communications.
How TowerCos are tackling increasing cell site power demands using energy efficiency, mini-grids and renewable energy solutionsGSMA – May 2021
This blog explores the perspective of tower companies and looks at how they consider energy management at their mobile towers.
Mobile Net Zero – State of the Industry on Climate ActionGSMA – April 2021
In February 2019 the Board of the GSMA made a milestone commitment – to transform the mobile industry to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050, at the latest. This report is the first evaluation of how the mobile industry is doing against this ambitious target.