29 Jan '16, 10am

Solar and mining industry should team up, according to report

In light of the Energy and Mines conference in London today, SolarPower Europe and THEnergy have teamed up to explore the potential of a collaboration between solar and mining. In the briefing paper entitled Solar, storage and mining: New opportunities for solar power development , Dr Thomas Hillig from THEnergy and Dr James Watson of SolarPower Europe explore the growth of solar solutions in the mining sector and provide some guidance for solar companies interested in engaging with the mining sector. Solar is already used by grid connected and off-grid mines, and the phenomenon is growing, according to both companies. They believe that mines are often very remote and must therefore deal with challenges regarding electricity price and reliability. But, according to Hillig and Watson, solar energy could reduce costs. In many locations, solar power is competitive with conven...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyfocus.com/view/43653/solar-and-...

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