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"WindFi" - a renewable powered base station for rural broadband

Mcguire, Colin and Brew, Malcolm Ronald and Darbari, Faisal and Weiss, Stephan and Stewart, Robert (2012) "WindFi" - a renewable powered base station for rural broadband. In: 2012 19th International conference on systems, signals and image processing (IWSSIP). IEEE, New York, pp. 265-268. ISBN 9781457721915

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The HopScotch rural wireless broadband access test bed uses a network of low power base stations, powered by renewable energy sources to provide a low-cost rural broadband solution. In this paper we discuss the low power design aspects of the HopScotch base station and the impact on the required generation potential of renewable sources, battery bank sizing and the use of tracking PV arrays.