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    Australian mine to house off-grid solar power system

Australian mine to house off-grid solar power system

Sandfire Resources, a Western Australian gold and copper miner, is set to build one of the largest off-grid solar-PV plants at its DeGrussa mine near Wiluna in the far north Goldfields

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Remote mines add wind

More mining companies are recognising the benefits of using wind power in remote locations to cut diesel fuel bills and ensure secure supply. Mines are often seen as dirty, energy-guzzling

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    60 Second Interview – The Challenges of Powering a Remote Mine

60 Second Interview – The Challenges of Powering a Remote Mine

The Cerro Bayo gold and silver mine in Southern Chile is operated by Mandalay Resources. The mine is remote from the grid and has traditionally powered its operations with diesel

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PV-hybrid for mines – save fuel and keep digging

  PV-hybrid for mines – save fuel and keep digging

An interesting and technically detailed presentation on how diesel, energy storage and PV can be combined with smart grid technology

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African Barrick Gold Embracing Renewables

  African Barrick Gold Embracing Renewables

This is an interesting study on the energy challenges for grid-tied and remote sites. Faced with the rising costs and

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Watch the video- PV powering mines, the world’s 1st 1MW PV-Diesel hybrid

  Watch the video- PV powering mines, the world’s 1st 1MW PV-Diesel hybrid

Insight on the world’s first 1MW ground-mounted diesel/photo-voltaic hybrid electric power plant for Cronimet’s South African chromium ore operations. In

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The application and evolution of hybrid systems for mining operations

  The application and evolution of hybrid systems for mining operations

Many of the first applications of renewable energy technologies for mining operations are hybrid solutions using a combination of renewables

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