Sustainability is at the core of evo-rail’s ethos, and technology. The rail-5G solution was specifically developed to enable it to be powered by relatively small solar panels that can be safely built-in to the pole for the antenna. This achieves many objectives, no need for power cables, no need for additional flat solar panel siting and a fully integrated solution. The results are that all except the darkest locations, we can deploy the trackside antennas on self-powering poles as a sustainable or net zero solution where we over-generate power for all except a few weeks of the year. This power can be returned to the national grid to offset versus trains or earn carbon credits.
In all except the sunniest locations, carbon credits alone will not pay for the service, but will make a significant addition to all the other benefits.
The solar powered pole integrates a sleeve of solar cells with an ion lithium battery and a energy power management solution to power the antenna through operational hours without power cables or an alternative power source. This is made possible by the rail-5G antenna requiring less than 35W which mobile possibly compete with, even as a small cell solutions.
Evo-rail’s rail-5G antennas are sustainable, reliable and built to last, making them the perfect solution for the railway.