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Utilization of photovoltaic for broadband satellite communications in rural area of Thailand
Author(s): Theerawut Jinayim; Narong Mungkung; Nat Kasayapanand
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Paper Abstract

Electricity, Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are very important not only in urban areas but also in rural areas. To provide ICTs service in rural areas, sources of electricity and communication infrastructures must be implemented. Electricity is a major condition due to the fact that all electronic devices needed it in order to power on, so that it is impossible to operate any forms of ICTs in areas where the main national grid line is unavailable. Almost rural areas of Thailand where the main national grid line is unavailable have very good sunlight intensity. Photovoltaic is the most effective renewable energy technologies in those areas for meeting electricity needed in areas that are not connected to the main national grid line. In this paper, the efficiency utilization of photovoltaic as source of electricity for broadband satellite communication systems as well as social and economic impact and quality of life of people in rural areas of Thailand are presented. The results show that most rural communities would be able to universally access to the basic telecommunications services such as internet access and public telephone via satellite communication systems. However, in some field case study, broadband internet access via satellite communication may be unnecessary for some rural communities and the most exactly rural communities needed are electricity for household usage and battery charger.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 June 2013
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8883, ICPS 2013: International Conference on Photonics Solutions, 888312 (7 June 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2021724
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Theerawut Jinayim, King Mongkut's Univ. of Technology Thonburi (Thailand)
Narong Mungkung, King Mongkut's Univ. of Technology Thonburi (Thailand)
Nat Kasayapanand, King Mongkut's Univ. of Technology Thonburi (Thailand)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8883:
ICPS 2013: International Conference on Photonics Solutions
Prathan Buranasiri; Sarun Sumriddetchkajorn, Editor(s)

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