Miner will spend US$1 billion on "climate-related" projects over the next five years in order to reach a 15% reduction of emissions by 2030 and "net-zero" emissions by 2050.
34MW plant backed by 12MWh of storage will cost Rio Tinto US$98m and is set to come online in 2021, the same year that the mine starts production.
EDL's two-phase Agnew mine project is the latest and largest development in a series by Australian miners tapping into solar in a drive to cut emissions and power costs.
The project will be contracted to Coal India Ltd's subsidiary South Eastern Coalfields Ltd for 25 years, and help the coal major reach its national aim of becoming a "net-zero energy company."
CSIR mining engineer tells PV Tech of potential rehabilitation in coal, gold and uranium mining areas with solar and wind focus.
The plant will reduce two gold mines' reliance on thermal power and is the latest in a string of solar projects recently unveiled by mining companies.
An Australian utility is to develop a 60MW solar farm that will be connected to two iron mines in Australia, transforming them into the first to be run entirely by renewables during the day.
Plans for consortium-sponsored 600MW complex and separate 500MW partnership with mining group looks set to boost momentum in one of Europe’s PV markets-to-watch.
Oz Minerals eyes 'economically viable' renewable duo to cover 70-80% of 55MW system paired with batteries and diesel for its West Musgrave mine.
Caledonia group mulls solar PV plant as Zimbabwe's unprecedented power crisis triggers a slowdown in the broader mining sector, with three other players allegedly bankrolling the state utility's emergency purchase of international power.
Developer to tap into existing clean energy portfolio in South American state to provide mining giant with up to 3TWh annually for 10 years, starting in 2021.
Clean energy holds ‘enormous’ potential for country’s lignite coal regions, developer claims as it shares plans for 10MW farm by Brandenburg opencast site.
Mining giant replaces coal with green certificates at Utah operation, residential solar specialist Spruce Finance bags senior secured facility, FTC launches data platform.
Harmony Gold confirms discussions to build 30MW project at Welkom as analysts probe for response to price hikes and financial woes of public utility Eskom.
Zimbabwean mining firm RioZim has contracted Spanish-Japanese renewable energy company Univergy International and power firm RioEnergy to develop, build, operate and maintain four solar PV plants totalling more than 180MW capacity to supply cheaper power to four of the country's largest mines, according to a filing on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE).