Juwi Renewable Energy, the Aussie unit of German renewables developer Juwi AG, on Wednesday said it will built a 4-MW single axis tracking solar plant at a gold mine in Western Australia.
As announced separately, Australian off-grid independent power provider Energy Developments Pty Ltd (EDL) will design and build a microgrid as part of a project at the Agnew Gold Mine that involves the construction of a 10,000-panel solar farm, a 16-MW gas engine power station and diesel generation. Juwi will develop the hybrid solar solution under a contract with EDL, which itself is providing the thermal power station for the project.
The agreement between the two also calls for Juwi to deliver cloud forecasting and an advanced microgrid control system.
This project follows the installation of a solar-battery hybrid at the DeGrussa gold and copper mine, which is already in operation and has exceeded expectations for diesel savings and power production, Juwi noted.