Mine on-site solar project due for Q1 commission

A 10.6 MW solar and 6 MW lithium ion battery storage project at the off-grid DeGrussa Copper-Gold Mine in Australia is on track for completion in the first quarter of 2016.

The juwi Group has developed the solar hybrid system to fully integrate with the existing 19 MW diesel-fired power station at the mine in Western Australia.

Single axis tracking and the battery system will enable solar to provide the majority of daytime electricity while reducing the mine’s total diesel consumption by over 20%.

Developed on behalf of mine owner Sandfire Resources NL, a mid-tier Australian mining company, the A$40 million project will consist of 34,080 solar PV panels covering a total area of over 20 hectares at a site located immediately adjacent to the DeGrussa underground mine and processing plant.

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now


The Time is Right for Optimum Reliability: Capital-Intensive Industries and Asset Performance Management

Imagine a plant that is no longer at risk of a random shutdown. Imagine not worrying about losing...

Going Digital: The New Normal in Oil & Gas

In this whitepaper you will learn how Keystone Engineering, ONGC, and Saipem are using software t...

Maximizing Operational Excellence

In a recent survey conducted by PennEnergy Research, 70% of surveyed energy industry professional...

Leveraging the Power of Information in the Energy Industry

Information Governance is about more than compliance. It’s about using your information to drive ...