Newmont goes solar at Akyem

UK-based Cambridge Energy Partners (CEP) has confirmed the placement of its Nomad redeployable solar photovoltaic (PV) tracker at Newmont’s Akyem gold operation in Ghana as part of the mine’s effort to offset its energy demand
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Energy generated by CEP’s Nomad is fully integrated into existing electrical networks to create a reliable and sustainable hybrid power system

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CEP, which has designed the trackers for the remote industrial market, said the prefabricated generator with single-axis tracking technology can be scaled in 30kW increments and can be used for both small- and large-scale projects.

Nomad's energy, it added, is completely integrated with existing electricity networks, resulting in a sustainable hybrid system for power.

"Our vision is to deliver lower-cost energy to all remote mining sites with our innovative prefabricated solar tracking technology," CEP CEO Tom Miller said. "In addition, the mobility of our solar technology significantly mitigates the risks often associated with permanent solar installations."

Newmont executive vice president for sustainability and external relations Elaine Dorwood-King added that renewable energy technologies, such as the addition of the Nomad technology, are of crucial importance to its long-term carbon reduction strategy and lower energy consumption and costs.

The project has now been installed and finished commissioning in the week commencing September 3.