“The project has been visited by miningcompanies, government representatives, universities and schools, and has beenshowcased around the world to educate the global mining industry about how totransition to renewable energy.” Read more regional news here Sign up for the ESI Africa newsletter The project consists of a 10.6MW tracking PV project together with a 6MW battery coupled with a hybrid control system, which juwi developed, constructed and has been operating and maintaining since 2016. UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development Judges notes say it generated 17 to 20 per cent of the DeGrussa Copper-Gold Mine’s total power requirement, with 34,080 solar photovoltaic panels reducing Sandfire’s carbon emissions by 30,789 tonnes since 2016. AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector TAGSAustraliasolar power Previous articleEquatorial Guinea touted favourable economic indicators at WEFNext articleAfDB, is the first development bank to win procurement award Ashley TheronAshley Theron-Ord is based in Cape Town, South Africa at Clarion Events-Africa. She is the Senior Content Producer across media brands including ESI Africa, Smart Energy International, Power Engineering International and Mining Review Africa. The DeGrussa Solar Project RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The award was one of the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety’s 2019 Resources Sector Awards for Excellence announced recently in Perth, Australia. juwi Australia has announced that the Sandfire DeGrussa Hybrid Project in Western Australia, has won the Western Australian Government’s Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety’s, 2019 Golden Gecko Award for Environmental Excellence. Generation Finance and Policy BRICS Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA Golden Gecko Awards for Environmental Excellence recognise leading practice and innovation in environmental management and provide an opportunity to share experiences between government, industry and the community. “The DeGrussa Solar Project has provided ablueprint for the adoption of renewable energy at other mine sites around theworld,” the judges said.