Taking mobile towers off-grid in Nigeria

TAn energy services company and a telecommunications service provider are teaming up in Nigeria to transition mobile cell towers from diesel to solar and bundle electricity and connectivity solutions for off-grid communities.


Husk Power Systems and Hotspot Network have already converted almost 20 of the telecom’s mobile towers for diesel power to solar. They expect to complete at least 100 projects of this nature by the middle of 2023.


Nigeria’s estimated 25,000 telecom towers and their base transceiver stations (BTS) use around 1.25 million liters of diesel every day. That is equivalent of 50 tonnes of CO2 emissions that can be avoided annually if these are converted to use solar power instead.