Following-on from a €25 million project partnership between Tenesol and Morocco’s National Electricity Office for PV power systems to be deployed across 26,000 rural homes in Morocco, the SunPower subsidiary is also currently working on a €4.5 million solar telecoms project in Morocco. The company is supplying more than 4,500 PV panels to Maroc Telecom for use at 42 sites across the country. Overall, Tenesol claims to have installed 3,000 systems for the telecoms industry.
The use of PV in off-grid telecoms applications is also being used for charging mobile phones – a key challenge for mobile operators attempting to expand market footprint and address over 1.6 billion people living without electricity supply.
Tenesol is also exhibiting its telecoms offerings at the Mobile World Congress 2012 at the end of February.