The technology behind the system is harnessing the power of Long Range Wide Area Networks (LoRaWAN) that can be installed anywhere and set up
for an infinite number of applications and tasks within a range of 10-20km. The various array of sensors transmits data over a mesh network of LoRaWAN
gateways deployed on RADIX base stations.
A bespoke control board and cabinet containing all the control equipment and battery storage has been
specifically designed and assembled for the harshest of climates ranging from 60°C to -20°C. A typical LoRaWAN gateway and control equipment draws a continuous load of between 12-15W.
Leading Edge and RADIX have designed and manufactured bespoke 45W slim line vertically mounted solar modules, to keep wind loading on the panel to a minimum combining functionality and aesthetics.
The clever vertical solar design provides less opportunity for snow or dirt to cover the surfaces, optimising solar yield to give a consistent power charge during the day (weather
dependent), in combination with the LE-300
wind turbine creating a hybrid solution which will deliver battery charging throughout the year.
The LE-300’s excellent power production stems from an exceptionally low start-up wind speed and superb
high wind speed output. The LE-300 wind turbine has a heritage that is based around reliability and durability and
is precision engineered with only two moving parts so little maintenance is required during the turbine’s operating
life. For harsher climates, the LE-v150 Extreme
vertical axis wind turbine will be installed due to the turbines
reliability and ability to survive wind gusts of 35m/s (80mph) or if the temperatures drops down to -40°C.
Powered by solar and wind, and installed on RADIX ground screw foundations, base stations can be located even in the most rural
and hard-to-access areas, ensuring 100% coverage across entire networks. All sustainable and without damage
to the environment and the complete solution can be installed and be up and running in just one day.