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HetNets Powered by Renewable Energy Sources: Sustainable Next-Generation Cellular Networks
Jan.-Feb. 2013 (vol. 17 no. 1)
pp. 32-39
Giuseppe Piro, Politecnico di Bari
Marco Miozzo, Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya
Giuseppe Forte, Politecnico di Bari
Nicola Baldo, Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya
Luigi Alfredo Grieco, Politecnico di Bari
Gennaro Boggia, Politecnico di Bari
Paolo Dini, Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya
Renewable energy could be the key for sustainable next-generation cellular networks. The authors' approach would let mobile operators feed base stations in a heterogeneous network using renewable energy sources. The authors compare their method to a classical grid-powered solution. They evaluate costs and CO₂ emissions savings for different scenarios to demonstrate that properly powering a heterogeneous network with renewable energy can be a sustainable and economically convenient solution.
Index Terms:
Renewable energy resources,Next generation networking,Mobile communication,Internet,Base stations,Mobile computing,Power demand,OPEX,HetNets,LTE,LTE-A,renewable energy,energy efficiency,sustainability,small cells,CAPEX
Citation:
Giuseppe Piro, Marco Miozzo, Giuseppe Forte, Nicola Baldo, Luigi Alfredo Grieco, Gennaro Boggia, Paolo Dini, "HetNets Powered by Renewable Energy Sources: Sustainable Next-Generation Cellular Networks," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 32-39, Jan.-Feb. 2013, doi:10.1109/MIC.2012.124
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