mining

Concentrated Solar Power groups must focus on 24-hr power

Mining companies are increasingly turning towards solar and wind power contracts, attracted by falling costs and environmental targets. Miners typically use fossil fuel power generation, either on or off-grid, and they face rising carbon reduction requirements in the coming years. The quest for lower power costs will be the main [...]

2018-10-17T13:30:44+00:0017-10-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

The next solar revolution could replace fossil fuels in mining

Recently Sandfire Resources, a gold and copper producer based in Western Australia, announced its new solar power plant will soon start powering its DeGrussa mine. By replacing diesel power, the 10-megawatt power station, with 34,000 panels and lithium storage batteries, is expected to reduce the mine’s carbon emissions by 15%. [...]

2016-12-27T14:57:06+00:0001-07-2016|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , |

Copiapó project utilizes SolarReserve’s concentrated solar power

Jose Antonio Lobo, Director of Development at SolarReserve, sees the current environment of lower commodity pricing and low spot prices as an opportunity for renewables to help mines hedge their exposure to volatile fuel pricing in the future. In this Industry Q&A, Lobo provides an update on SolarReserve’s Chilean project [...]

2016-12-27T14:57:17+00:0017-04-2016|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

Concentrated Solar Thermal Power (CSP) in the US

The GTM Research forecasts 802 megawatts of Concentrating Solar Power for 2013, including Abengoa’s 280-megawatt Solana Generating Station with storage.