Sunshine for Mines: Renewable Energy for Off-Grid Operations

April 4, 2014  |  By  |  Impressions: 1008  | 


Distributed renewable energy offers emerging markets the opportunity to tackle energy access challenges and reduce carbon emissions, while improving profit margins in specific industries, including mining. Building off of a case study in a South African mine, the Carbon War Room has found that off-grid mines can greatly reduce their energy costs by introducing solar-diesel hybrid systems. These systems may represent the most promising way to increase the deployment of renewable energy throughout Sub-Saharan Africa, where 585 million people lack access to energy.

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