Digitel Wireless Goes Green with "Smart Grid Technology" Teams with Creative Solar, USA to Trial PV-Powered WiMAX Solution

Digitel Wireless announced today that they have entered into a teaming agreement with Creative Solar USA, Inc. of Canton, GA, to begin trials of solar powered WiMAX radios, as well as solar powered Variable Rate Irrigation Pivots. "We have been working with rural and agricultural clients over the past few years that need to have their wireless and electric installations in very remote locations to create contiguous coverage," stated Digitel Wireless VP of Sales & Business Development, John Overley.

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Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 10, 2009

Digitel Wireless announced today that they have entered into a teaming agreement with Creative Solar USA, Inc. of Canton, GA, to begin trials of solar powered WiMAX radios, as well as solar powered Variable Rate Irrigation Pivots.

"We have been working with rural and agricultural clients over the past few years that need to have their wireless and electric installations in very remote locations to create contiguous coverage," stated Digitel Wireless VP of Sales & Business Development, John Overley. "Not only is it expensive to run power lines from the power grid into these remote locations, but in some cases it's a deterrent to optimal deployment."

"Creative Solar USA has been working with us to come up with an integrated solution that uses solar panels or wind energy to power the WiMAX radios and pivots for remote locations. We think that this is a good model for many reasons; including its cost effectiveness as well as creating a 'no grid-footprint scenario' for the environment, saving money for both farmers and producers," said Overley.

"Digitel has a number of clients that are interested in solar powered solutions. One municipality wants to power their Cisco routers in some of their more remote deployments for public safety applications," stated Russell Seifert, President of Creative Solar USA, a Georgia-based company.

"We are also working with universities to trial alternative energy solutions to power remote soil and moisture probes all integrated with the soon to be deployed Wi-MAX network in South Georgia. The WiMax network will be utilized as the delivery mechanism for delivering the data to I-Linc, the premier decision support Portal tool for small, medium, and larger sized farms," stated Seifert. "The Obama administration has made it clear that America must re-visit their energy strategy to develop and deploy both alternative and renewable energy solutions to supply our energy needs. We are really excited to be able to work with Digitel to help farmers and rural communities become more economically and environmentally successful when it comes to their energy decisions, helping all of us to get away from our addiction and dependence on fossil fuels."

Creative Solar USA, Inc. specializes in alternative energy solutions and is located at 3760 Sixes Road, Suite 126-199, Canton, GA 30114. Creative Solar has also been working with Bill Boone, Director of the Georgia AG Innovation Center in Tifton, GA. http://www.CreativeSolarUsa.com; phone 770-720-8998.

Digitel Wireless, a division of the Digitel Corporation delivers state of the art broadband and wireless infrastructure equipment and services for the rapidly expanding municipal wireless broadband market, in both the Rural and Metro Municipal areas. Contact Mr. John Overley (770) 451-111. http://www.digitel.net

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