Ericsson has unveiled a sustainable 5G site in Plano, Texas, showcasing its energy-smart proof-of-concept network solution.
The site has the potential to be fully operated by solar energy, complemented by integrated Lithium-ion batteries, for up to a 24-hour period.
The site showcases the latest in hybrid energy management, combining on-site solar and energy storage systems to integrate clean power and increased resiliency to portions of mobile networks at the greatest risk of grid outages.
It will feature advanced capabilities such as load shifting, peak shaving, and demand response, which enables the site to effectively utilise batteries when electricity rates are high and recharge the batteries when electricity rates are lower. This dynamic strategy allows for multiple daily cycles, ensuring optimal cost efficiency by taking advantage of the most favorable electricity prices.