Energy Storage, Industrial, Solar - August 30, 2021
Egypt Gold Mine to Receive Mining's Largest Solar-Plus-Storage System
Centamin’s Sukari gold mine in Egypt will soon be the site of a 36 MW solar farm and a 7.5 MW battery storage system.
The project is slated to be the largest solar-plus-storage plant at a mine site and should cut the mine’s diesel consumption by approximately 20-22 million liters per year, offsetting between 53,000 and 60,000 tons of CO2 annually. It will also allow the plant to reduce its electricity bills and shift away from fuel use.
Sungrow completed a supply contract with the juwi group to provide the equipment needed for the project.
“We would love to provide the best of environmental sustainability with cutting-edge PV and storage portfolio as a pivotal player in the industry,” Alvin Shi, managing director of Sungrow MENA region, said in a statement. “The solar-plus-storage micro-grid solution is also an ideal solution for regions with power outages or high power demand.”
Sungrow’s equipment features 1,500V 6.25 MW PV inverters and an integrated energy storage system with lithium iron phosphate. The system features smart forced air-cooling technology and anti-corrosion capability to protect it from derating in harsh conditions.
The project should be commissioned in the first half of 2022.