Rio Tinto Mining Corporation will build a solar station in Western Australia to power its iron-ore deposit, Renen reports.
The cost of the project is $98 million, it includes a 34 MW solar station and a 12 MWh energy storage system.
The solar project should be launched in 2021, it will be able to provide 65% of the average annual electricity demand of the field.
Rio Tinto claims to be exploring further decarbonization initiatives in the region with the government of Western Australia. They “may include more solar power plants, as well as wind power projects and batteries”.
Earlier it was reported that Egypt would build a solar station for gold mining.
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