Ahead of the Energy and Mines conference in London on 28/29 January 2016, SolarPower Europe and THEnergy have teamed up to explore the opportunity of solar and mines for our sector. In a new briefing paper Dr Thomas Hillig and Dr James Watson examine the opportunity for solar companies in the mining sector. “Solar, storage and mining: New opportunities for solar power development” explores the growth of solar solutions in the mining sector and provides some outline advice for solar companies interested in engaging with the mining sector.
Solar is already used by grid connected and off-grid mines, and the phenomenon is growing. Mines are often very remote and have to deal with challenges regarding electricity price and reliability. In many locations, solar power is competitive with conventional energy for grid-connected applications, while solar power can cut costs for isolated mines. Several projects also show how energy storage solutions support solar penetration in combined solar-diesel-hybrid projects.
The growth of solar for mines provides new opportunities for the European solar sector, both in Europe and further afield. The briefing observes that industry specific marketing and an aligned solar industry approach are likely to increase the rate of penetration of solar into the mining sector. If you are interested in learning more about these global opportunities, please contact Dr Thomas Hillig on firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr James Watson on email@example.com.
You can find the briefing here:
About Dr. Thomas Hillig Energy Consulting (“THEnergy”)
THEnergy assists companies in dealing with energy-related challenges. Renewable energy companies are offered strategy, marketing and sales consulting services. For industrial companies THEnergy develops energy concepts and shows how they can become more sustainable. It combines experience from conventional and renewable energy with industry knowledge in consulting. In addition to business consulting, THEnergy advises investors regarding renewable energy investments in changing markets. It is also active in marketing intelligence and as an information provider in select fields, such as renewables and mining, through the platform th-energy.net/mining or renewables on islands through the new platform th-energy.net/islands.
About SolarPower Europe
SolarPower Europe, the new EPIA (European Photovoltaic Industry Association), is a member-led association representing organisations active along the whole value chain. Our aim is to shape the regulatory environment and enhance business opportunities for solar power in Europe.
Dr. Thomas Hillig
+49-152 3618 6442
For images visit: http://www.th-energy.net/english/media-press