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The Business Case for Solar for Grid-Tied Industrial Users in Australia

The Business Case for Solar for Grid-Tied Industrial Users in Australia
May 08
19:00 2017

A number of large-scale mineral processing facilities in Australia have been unable to secure long-term energy contracts at competitive prices, and have opted to either close their doors or decrease production as a result. For zinc refinery Sun Metals, the solution is to invest in a 125 MW solar project, using large-scale generation certificates (LGCs) to reduce project payback. In this week’s interview with Lance Moody, Solar Project Manager, Sun Metals, provides insight on the business case for this project as well as the implications this landmark solar installation will have for other large industrial users in Australia.

Complete the form to download the full interview “Powering a Refinery With One of Australia’s Largest Solar Farms”.

Moody will be presenting this case study at the upcoming Energy and Mines Australia Summit, taking place June 29-30 at the Pan Pacific Perth. He will also participate in a panel discussion with senior representatives from BHP, South32 and Energetics on addressing energy price security and supply challenges for grid-tied mines. Click here for more details on the Summit.

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