Compressed Air Systems: Low Hanging Fruit for Energy Savings

Compressed Air Systems: Low Hanging Fruit for Energy Savings

Compressed air is a staple of many industrial facilities. These systems tend to be “leaky,” and finding and fixing these sometimes tiny holes and gaps is a great way to save money. “It is low-hanging fruit in that most people with a compressed air distribution network in … Read more…

Hybrid Gensets Can Help Solve a Big Problem for the Mining Industry

Solar-diesel hybrid gensets balance the solar output with the guaranteed output from the diesel element. THEnergy Consulting and Danvest have released a study suggesting that these hybrid platforms are perfectly suited to the mining industry. The study shows that low-load gensets almost double use of … Read more…

The Use of Renewables in Mining Operations

The Use of Renewables in Mining Operations

Mining operations consume a tremendous amount of energy. These firms, therefore, are interested in solar power. The attraction of solar is even greater due to the fact that mines often are far from the grid. A German company, Cronimet Mining Power Solutions, has built a … Read more…

Energy Manage Army

Army Hires Eaton to Improve Power Reliability at Testing Facility

Eaton will help the US Army modernize the electrical infrastructure of its Temperature Test Facility at the White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) in New Mexico. Under the contract, Eaton will provide engineering services and power distribution equipment to improve power reliability and system safety at … Read more…

New Technology Saves Water, Generates Energy

New Technology Saves Water, Generates Energy

The University of Arizona (UA), in collaboration with RePower Design, has developed a new technology that slows the evaporation of water from mining tailings ponds and reservoirs, while simultaneously generating solar energy, reports Mining Innovation News. Called Hexocover, the technology consists of modular floating hexagonal … Read more…

Diesel-PV Hybrid Helps Power Bauxite Mine

Diesel-PV Hybrid Helps Power Bauxite Mine

First Solar, Rio Tinto and Ingenero are developing the Weipa Solar Photovoltaic Project in Queensland, Australia. The Commonwealth Government made an initial commitment of $3.5 million from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to be followed by an allocation of up to $7.8 million for … Read more…

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