Clenergy supplied a 1.7MWdc PV-ezRack SolarTerrace V ground mount system for the diesel displacement solar plant project at Rio Tinto's Weipa bauxite mine in Cape York Peninsula at the northern tip of eastern Australia.
The project received funding from the Commonwealth Government, with an initial commitment of $3.5 million from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). This solar project was developed by First Solar. The 1.7MWdc mounting system is part of the first phase of the project.
At peak output, the 1.2MWac capacity solar plant has the capacity to generate sufficient electricity to support up to 20 per cent of the township's daytime electricity demand. The project acts as a proof-point for other mining companies looking to reduce the cost volatility associated with diesel generations in remote locations. Clenergy is pleased to be part of this transformation and proud to be able to help with the promotion of renewable energy in Australia and around the world.