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Mobile Solar and Wind Diesel Hybrid Solutions for Mineral Exploration — Study

Mobile Solar and Wind Diesel Hybrid Solutions for Mineral Exploration — Study
October 25
15:43 2016

Solar and wind microgrids can meet the power demands of the mineral exploration sector, according to the new expert interview-based research released by PFISTERER and THEnergy.

The study ‘Mobile Solar and Wind Diesel Hybrid Solutions for Mineral Exploration’ analyzes energy requirements of the mineral exploration sector and identifies fields of application for renewable energy solutions. “The study shows that a portable concept could make power generation with solar and wind energy profitable,” states the research.

One of the existing challenges is the relatively long lifetime of traditional renewable energy power plants and a typically short exploration phase, which usually lasts less than two years.

One solution offered in the study is the PFISTERER’s containerized microgrid solution tailored to the needs of the exploration sector. “Exploration companies require semi-portable, flexible solutions that minimize the effort of dismantling them and rebuilding them at a new location,” the study highlights.

Cross-Power-System von PFISTERER Kontaktsysteme GmbH in 73650 Winterbach | 09.08.2016 | Sympra | Redaktion: Christoph Miller | Foto: Jörg Eberl | www.eberl-photo.de | +49 15201788990 | joerg@eberl-photo.de

Cross-Power-System von PFISTERER Kontaktsysteme GmbH in 73650 Winterbach | 09.08.2016 | Sympra

The use of renewables by exploration companies also sends a strong signal to the regulator, which can be useful when obtaining mining licenses, notes Dr. Thomas Hillig, CEO of the Microgrid Consultancy THEnergy. “In some cases, solar and wind energy in the exploration phase might also lay the foundation for renewable energy use in the consequent extraction phase,” he adds.

To read the full press release, click here.  

The full study can be downloaded here.



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