Sandy Ridge Facility

Project Name: Sandy Ridge
Location: Kalgoorlie, WA
Client: Tellus
Capacity: 2.8 MW
Fuel Source: Hybrid - Diesel/Solar/BESS
Project Commencement: 2020
Commodity / Type: Kaolin

Hydrocarbons Off: The first Australian mine site to be powered by 100% solar energy.

In 2020, our renewable energy division designed and delivered a 1.2MW solar farm, 350kWh BESS and 2MW diesel plant for the Tellus Sandy Ridge facility, located approximately 240km north-west of Kalgoorlie in remote Western Australia.

The microgrid system, delivered under a Build-Own-Operate agreement, can power the entire Sandy Ridge facility ‘hydrocarbon free’ during daylight hours using specialised energy management software that was developed in-house by Hybrid Systems Australia.

This industry-leading system makes Sandy Ridge Australia’s first mine site to be powered by 100% solar, and, on average, more than 50% of the total site load provided by renewable energy across the year.

Making hydrocarbon-free mining a reality
Sandy Ridge Celebrates Clean Green Energy Milestone

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