Information and communications technology and renewable energy monitoring

Alani, OYK ORCID:, Qasim, AY ORCID: and Al-Douri, Y ORCID: 2022, 'Information and communications technology and renewable energy monitoring' , in: Renewable Energy: Analysis, Resources, Applications, Management, and Policy , AIP Publishing, pp. 1-22.

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In the past two decades, the telecommunication and Information and Communication Technology (lCT) industry has grown tremendously fast with increasing demand for modern value-added services and pervasive computing. This rapid and radical deployment of cellular base stations and networking infrastructure throughout the world has significantly increased energy consumption, resulting in emitting harmful greenhouse gasses and increase in the annual electricity bill for the mobile which has a direct impact of the consumers. Introducing renewable energy to power cellular network base stations and ICT infrastructure makes not only environmental, but - most importantly - economic sense, while at the same time opening opportunities for new business models. It is thus of great importance to study the subject in order to determine the potential gains, applicability scenarios, deployment strategies, and policies which is the focus of this chapter. Throughout the chapter we are trying to answer the questions about how much Telecom and ICT networks consume of power, what are the consumptions predictions for the future, and is it worth going to renewable energy. We also look at the contribution of the ICT in making power grids and other equipment smarter, hence, more energy efficient; this would help achieving the environmental mission of investing and implementing Renewable Energy.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Publisher: AIP Publishing
ISBN: 9780735424272
SWORD Depositor: Publications Router
Depositing User: Publications Router
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2022 11:37
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2022 11:37

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