Flexenclosure’s green power management solution for the global telecom industry chosen as one of the world’s most sustainable technologies
21 June 2012
Flexenclosure’s green power management solution for the global telecom industry chosen as one of the world’s most sustainable technologies Flexenclosure has been honoured as a top sustainable solution at Rio+20. Last night, sustainability activist Gro Harlem Brundtland, media industrialist and philanthropist Ted Turner and 150 VIP guests celebrated the first concrete outcome at Rio+20: The launch of Sustainia100. Flexenclosure’s E-site has been chosen for this prestigious list of sustainable solutions.
Flexenclosure’s award-winning green power management solution for the telecom industry, E-site, has been chosen as one of the 100 most sustainable technologies and solutions in the world (Sustainia100). They list consists of “great ideas, innovations and technologies that help build a sustainable tomorrow”. See http://www.sustainia.me/.
The list was announced at the Rio+20 conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio+20 is United Nations’ environmental conference about green economy and sustainable development. The conference is attended by 50,000 politicians, activists and NGO’s.
Flexenclosure was included in Sustania100 for E-site, its revolutionary green energy solution that enables mobile base stations off-grid to be powered mainly by renewable energy sources (sun and wind) instead of dirty and expensive diesel fuel. It has the capacity to reduce diesel consumption for powering base stations by up to 95 per cent, reduce CO2 emissions by as much, and slash operating expenses by up to 90 per cent.
“We are very happy to be included in this prestigious list, and to be introduced to such a large and influential audience as at Rio+20”, said David King, CEO, Flexenclosure. “I especially like the word sustainable – our solutions truly help mobile network operators to ‘go green’ in a profitable and enduring way that strengthens their bottom line while at the same time benefiting the environment.”
The solutions in the E-site product family have the potential to significantly reduce the negative environmental effects of maybe the most harmful practice in the mobile telecom industry: powering several hundred thousand of off-grid and unreliable grid base stations by burning diesel fuel, mainly in developing countries. One single diesel powered base station can spew 50 tonnes of carbon emission into the atmosphere.
Gathered from 56 countries spread over six continents, Sustainia100 is a complete guide to innovative and scalable solutions instrumental in creating sustainable societies. Building on ready and available solutions only, Sustainia100 is as a tangible tool for sustainability professionals – from politicians to CEOs – dedicated to create desirable and sustainable societies.
Individually, the solutions represent sustainable innovation in areas such as city planning, energy, fashion, water and waste management, high-tech and transportation. Collectively, they provide a guide of the building blocks available for transforming our societies.
Sustainia100 is a cornerstone in Sustainia. A construction site for the desirable society we could live in if we implemented ready and available solutions. Developed by world-leading companies, organizations and experts in close collaboration with UN Global Compact and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s initiative Regions20, Sustainia is the first holistic introduction to the attractive sustainable future.
Sustainia100 solutions are nominees for the Sustainia Award, which honours outstanding performance within sustainability. The winner will be announced at a ceremony later this year in Copenhagen.
Flexenclosure is a specialist supplier of power management systems, complete data centers and other end-to-end site solutions for the telecom industry. The company provides total systems that are fully integrated, flexible, factory tested for reliability, prefabricated, adaptable to local conditions and quick to install.
Flexenclosure’s flagship product is E-site, an intelligent green base station site power management solution for off-grid markets, mainly powered by renewable energy sources (sun and wind) and with an intelligent control system (Diriflex). E-site can bring a 90 percent reduction in diesel fuel consumption, CO2 emissions, and energy OPEX compared to traditional diesel-based solutions. E-site enables mobile operators to expand to new markets and make operations in existing markets more profitable, with a quick ROI and the lowest long-term TCO.
Flexenclosure was founded in 1989 and is based in Stockholm, Sweden, with offices in Vara, Sweden, Nairobi, Kenya, Singapore and Gurgaon, India. Customers include global telecom companies Ericsson, Airtel, MTN and Zain.