Reports and white papers about mining and renewables

As the application of renewable energy in the mining industry is increasing quite a lot, new topics gain importance. The objective of Dr. Thomas Hillig Energy Consulting is to address these new topics actively. In this section reports and white papers will be announced and made available for download.

PFISTERER / THEnergy study: Mobile Solar and Wind Diesel Hybrid Solutions for Mineral Exploration

PFISTERER / THEnergy study: Mobile Solar and Wind Diesel Hybrid Solutions for Mineral Exploration
2016OCT_Study_Pfisterer_THEnergy-mobile-
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.1 MB

GIZ/ German Energy Solutions Initiative and THEnergy: Power crisis and consequences for solar energy in the Zambian mining sector

GIZ/ German Energy Solutions Initiative and THEnergy: Power crisis and consequences for solar energy in the Zambian mining sector
160819_PEP SSA ZM_Market Analysis PV Ext
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STEADYSUN / THEnergy white paper: Sky Imaging - A Competition for Storage in Solar-Diesel-Hybrid Applications?

STEADYSUN THEnergy white paper Energy Generation Forecasting in Solar-Diesel-Hybrid Applications
2016APR-Study_SkyImager_for_Hybrid.pdf
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Ripasso / THEnergy study: Renewables for mining go baseload with a hybrid fuel-solar solution

Ripasso / THEnergy study: A hybrid solution with concentrated solar power (CSP) and fuel for baseload mining operations
2016FEB-Study_Ripasso-THEnergy.pdf
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THEnergy/SolarPower Europe briefing: Mining presents multi-billion Euro market potential for solar and storage solutions

THEnergy/SolarPower Europe briefing: Mining presents multi-billion Euro market potential for solar and storage solutions
20160126_Solar__storage_and_mining_final
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Danvest/THEnergy study: flexible low-load gensets are a game changer in mining for solar–diesel hybrid solutions

Danvest / THEnergy study: Low-load Gensets for Solar–Diesel Hybrid Plants in the Mining Industry
2015OCT_STUDY_Danvest-THEnergy.pdf
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Cronimet / THEnergy study: Solar projects, energy efficiency and load shifting for an optimized energy management in the mining industry

Cronimet / THEnergy study: Solar projects, energy efficiency and load shifting for an optimized energy management in the mining industry
2015SEP_Study_Solar_EnergyEfficiency_Loa
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Renewable Energy as a Leverage for Mining Companies in Negotiations with Utilities and Diesel Suppliers

Renewable Energy as a Leverage for Mining Companies in Negotiations with Utilities and Diesel Suppliers
2015FEB_Study_Renewables_as_Leverage_in_
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Solar-diesel-hybrid power plants at mines: Opportunities for external investors

Solar-diesel-hybrid power plants at mines: Opportunities for external investors
2014DEC_Study_Mining_External_Investors.
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The influence of renewable energy on the market value of mining companies

The influence of renewable energy on the market value of mining companies
2014NOV_Study_Mining_Market value.pdf
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Renewables and energy storage in the mining industry

Publication expected for 2016

Improving the image of mining companies with renewable energy

Publication expected for 2016

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Top 5 Hybrid Energy News (Solar- and Wind-Diesel-Hybrid + Microgrids) – November 2016 by THEnergy

The November edition of our “Top 5 Hybrid Energy News” features Tesla, SolarCity, Redavia, Shanta Gold, New Sun Road, Microsoft, Leonardo DiCaprio’s Blackadore Caye Resort, Omni Power and Astronergy. In the past month, we have seen interesting microgrid projects on islands, solar for the mining industry and a large-scale commercial PV solution for post-offices in Bangladesh.

 

Top 1

Tesla Powers American Samoan Island With Solar-Storage Microgrid

Tesla and SolarCity have deployed a solar plus storage microgrid on the island of Ta’u located more than 4,000 miles from the U.S. West Coast. Before, the island had suffered power rationing and outages. The microgrid consists of a 1.4 MW PV array and 6 MWh of battery storage from 60 Tesla Powerpacks. Diesel gensets are only used as back-up.

http://www.decentralized-energy.com/articles/2016/11/american-samoan-island-powered-by-solar-storage-microgrid.html

 

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Redavia to Expand Its Shanta Gold Mine PV Project to 672kW in Tanzania

The expansion project is the second phase of a two-phased process to increase New Luika's use of solar energy. The existing 63kW rental solar power plant built in 2014 will be extended by 609kW. Work on the expansion plant has already begun and will continue into 2017.

https://www.miningreview.com/news/redavia-to-boost-solar-capacity-at-new-luika-gold-mine/

"Shanta Gold's decision to expand Redavia's rental solar farm to more than ten-fold is strong proof that rental solar makes sense for off-grid mines”, comments Erwin Spolders, CEO of Redavia.

 

Top 3

Microsoft Supported Start-up New Sun Road Powers Islands in Southern Uganda

The 50,000 inhabitants of the Ssese Islands in Uganda depend largely on the fishing industry. New Sun Road built solar microgrids that substituted costly diesel energy and provides reliable power supply for the local industry.

http://nextbillion.net/an-opportunity-for-small-businesses-expanding-affordable-internet-access-grant-applications-open-today/

“New Sun Road’s project delivers affordable, clean energy and productive services to rural small businesses, many of them operated by women. We believe their solution will massively scale in the years to come due to their significant investments in leveraging the power of big data, the cloud, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to deliver clean energy and connectivity more efficiently and effectively”, explains Kevin Connolly, Business Development at Microsoft Affordable Access Initiative. Jalel Sager, Director of New Sun Road adds: “Uganda has all the right conditions for a vibrant solar market—lots of off-grid users, plenty of sunshine, and fluency in mobile money. Once its small-power producer regulations become firmer and more evenly enforced, we can expect to see a very quick uptake.”

 

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Leonardo DiCaprio’s Island Resort in Belize Will Be Powered By Renewables 

Blackadore Caye Resort off the Atlantic coast of Belize was planned by Denniston International Architects & Planners Ltd. There will be 36 residential estate homes and 36 bookable bungalows spread over the island's 104 acres. Solar panels will be installed to generate as much renewable energy as possible. 

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-07/leonardo-dicaprio-s-private-island-resort-blackadore-caye-belize 

This could be an interesting reference for renewable energy players. If DiCaprio is ambitious, he could create another flagship example for renewables on islands, like Over Yonder Cay of the Bosarge Family Office, Richard Branson’s Necker Island or Club Med’s Gasfinolhu Island.

 

Top 5

Omni Power equips 8,500 post offices in Bangladesh with solar

The modules will provide a reliable off grid power source to post offices in remote regions where power cuts or lack of grid connection are a problem. The Bangladeshi Government will cover the costs, which amount to US$20 million. Many PV plants will reduce diesel consumption. The PV modules will be delivered by Astronergy.

http://www.pv-magazine.com/news/details/beitrag/astronergy-equips-bangladesh-post-offices-with-solar-modules_100026894/#ixzz4S8xisbAY

 

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Top 5 Hybrid Energy News (Solar- and Wind-Diesel-Hybrid + Microgrids) – October 2016 by THEnergy

The October edition of our “Top 5 Hybrid Energy News” features KarmSolar, SolarAfrica, Singita, Tesla, Sungrow, Aquion Energy, Blue Sky Utility, Bpi, Luxor Solar, Juhayna, and Alpha Omega Winery. As in September, we see interesting projects with energy storage. We also see that the microgrid idea enters new markets such as Egypt and Croatia.

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