Like all the other countries India is also trying to reduce the Carbon footprints, and promoting a Greener environment, old vehicles are being banned, green fuel is being promoted, recycling is being done, etc.
Here is another initiative towards a greener environment, India has a huge telecom network, and has more than 250,000 cell phone towers as of now. Diesel is used as fuel for the efficient working of these towers, and hence about 2 billion liters of diesel is consumed per year for the cell phone towers.
Moving from diesel to solar energy and other alternate energy resource can save up to 5 million tons of CO2 emissions and also a saving of US $1.4 billion in operating expenses for telecom tower companies.
GTL Infra, which has 32,500 towers, has started moving from diesel to solar and other alternate sources of energy. Bharti Airtel has also started a pilot project to evaluate diesel to solar and other alternate energy resources in terms of savings.
Going green and pushing India’s Dream of Solar Power mission is the need of the hour; Government should provide high subsidies to help the telecoms taking this step, quickly and easily. After all Even the Indian Weddings are loosing fat by growing green.