Two new hybrid solar power plants for remote mines

In 2017, the deployment of solar-diesel hybrid solutions at mine sites has been accelerating. So, it is no surprise that we can write this month about two more projects. One plant is located in India, the other plant will be built in Namibia.

In India, Tata Solar has built with the support of DHYBRID a 2.9 MWp solar plant for their sister company Tata Steel. The power plant is connected to the grid but can be run in combination with diesel generators in an island mode. It helps the Indian steel provider to make power supply more reliable and to reduce costs at the Noamundi iron ore mine. According to Tata Steel, CO2 emissions will be reduced by about 3000 tonnes per annum.


Caterpillar and Barloworld were selected to integrate a new 7 MWp solar PV plant at B2Gold's Otjikoto mine. The gold mine is located in Namibia: in the region of Otjozondjupa around 300 km north of Windhoek. So far, the mine fully relies on heavy fuel oil (HFO). The Cat® dealer Barloworld is supplying EPC services for the project. Installation of the system is underway, completion of the project is expected for early 2018.

 

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Top 5 Hybrid Energy News (Solar- and Wind-Diesel-Hybrid + Microgrids) – July / August 2018 by THEnergy

The new edition of our “Top 5 Hybrid Energy News” is mainly about projects in rural electrification. It covers projects in Australia, Gabon, Alaska, Great Britain, and Ethiopia.  The new edition features Aggreko, Younicos, Gold Fields, ENGIE, Ausar Energy, SAFT, Moixa Energy, Hitachi, and General Electric.

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DiscoverHydropower: A visit to four hydropower plants in Portugal, Scotland, and Iceland

While falling costs of solar and wind power plants have sparked a boom all over the world, hydropower is marginalized in many regions. A recent visit by four energy experts to four hydropower plants in Portugal, Scotland, and Iceland raises the question of whether hydropower can play a role in the energy transition toward renewables.

 

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