Ericsson targets hydrogen in phase 2 of 5G solar-powered Texas site

Ericsson has unveiled a new sustainable solar-powered 5G site showcasing its complete energy-smart network solution in Plano, Texas – and hydrogen is firmly in its sights for phase 2.

The site aims to anchor Ericsson’s position as a leader in sustainable mobile networks and showcases the integration of energy-efficient solutions with use of renewable energy sources.

Kevin Zvokel, Senior Vice President and Head of Networks, Ericsson North America, said the site serves as “tangible proof” of Ericsson’s leading position in building sustainable mobile networks. He said, “Operators can now utilise untapped assets, thanks to this technology, creating new energy cost savings opportunities.”

Anchoring Ericsson’s commitment to environmental responsibility, the 5G site has the potential to be fully operated by solar energy, initially complemented by integrated Lithium-ion batteries, for up to a 24-hour period.

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