|Project Name:||Sandy Ridge|
|Fuel Source:||Hybrid - Diesel/Solar/BESS|
|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.