‘Ericsson Unveils Wind-Powered Cell Tower’

GigaOm has the scoop on a very cool idea – wind powered cell towers.  I love this green energy/tech fusion stuff.  From the write-up:

Telecommunications provider Ericsson is putting some wind power into its network with a new radio communications tower unveiled today. The Swedish telecom partnered with turbine maker Vertical Wind AB and Uppsala University to incorporate a vertical-axis wind turbine into the tower that houses radio base stations and antennas. The tower is now undergoing trials to see if the design will enable low-cost mobile communications to spread throughout remote regions with minimal environmental impact.

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