Optimization analysis of sustainable solar power system for mobile communication systems

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Alsharif M. H., Kannadasan R., Hassan A. Y., Tawfik W. Z., Kim M., Khan M. A., ...More

Computers, Materials and Continua, vol.71, no.2, pp.3243-3255, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 71 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.32604/cmc.2022.022348
  • Journal Name: Computers, Materials and Continua
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Aerospace Database, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, INSPEC, Metadex, zbMATH, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.3243-3255
  • Keywords: Green communications, Green wireless networks, OPEX, Sustainability, Wireless networks
  • Istanbul Gelisim University Affiliated: Yes


© 2022 Tech Science Press. All rights reserved.Cellular mobile technology has witnessed tremendous growth in recent times. One of the challenges facing the operators to extend the coverage of the networks to meet the rising demand for cellular mobile services is the power sources used to supply cellular towers with energy, especially in remote. Thus, switch from the conventional sources of energy to a greener and sustainable power model became a target of the academic and industrial sectors in many fields; one of these important fields is the telecommunication sector. Accordingly, this study aims to find the optimum sizing and techno-economic investigation of a solar photovoltaic scheme to deploy cellular mobile technology infrastructure cleanly and sustainably. The optimal solar-powered system is designed by employing the energy-balance procedures of the HOMER software tool. The problem objective is considered in terms of cost, but the energy system is constrained to meet the power demand reliably. Process simulations were performed to determine the optimum sizing, performance and monetary cost of the power system, using long-term meteorological datasets for a case study site with defined longitude (31◦ 25´ E) and latitude (30◦ 06´ N). From the observed results, the total net present cost (NPC) of the proposed system is $28,187. Indeed, these outcomes can provide profound economic, technical, and ecological benefits to cellular operators. It also ensures a sizeable reduction in greenhouse gas that supports sustainable green wireless network (WN) deployment in remote areas.