Unlimited Energy Australia are proud to be finalists in The SMARTER E AWARDS 2021 Outstanding Project category. The panel of experts have selected our project for Gold Road Resources Yamarna exploration camp as a finalist for the award.
The international SMARTER E AWARD champions the energy-game changers, paying tribute to innovative solutions and technologies that provide an intelligent, sustainable, and cost-effective energy supply.
As a finalist our project for Gold Road Resources has been assessed as exemplary for global future applications, innovative in its design and of both economic and environmental benefit. Our project comprises the design and delivery of a Renewable Energy Hub (solar PV array and Tesvolt energy storage system) for the remote off-grid Yamarna exploration camp located 1,200km north-east of Perth. The entire energy hub is scalable, modular and re-deployable allowing it to be easily expanded or moved, once exploration is complete, to a new site providing benefits over the full service life.
The PV array has been innovatively designed to be surface mounted (there are no permanent footings installed onsite). It utilises unique ballast trays that don’t require any drilling or concrete enabling rapid relocation when needed. Our PV mounting system reduces the actual footprint of the array as well as providing significant transport and installation cost savings when compared to the conventional pole mounted solar installations.
The battery storage energy hub has also been uniquely designed to make it re-deployable. The use of a Tesvolt battery storage system ensures the system can balance the site loads and meet future energy supply requirements as these systems are modular and scalable.
These innovations have been designed to overcome the limitations of traditional renewable energy infrastructure in the mining sector specifically. In temporary applications, such as the Yamarna exploration camp, the re-deployability provides an excellent value proposition as it negates the risks of investing in significant infrastructure during the early cycles of mine development and meets the need for flexibility especially during the exploration stages.
The project demonstrates that renewable energy in mining can be both economically and operationally viable.
You can find our project in the SMARTER E AWARD Hall of Fame
Find out more detailed information about our Gold Road Resources Yamarna project here
The Award Ceremony will be held virtually this year on 21 July 2021, winners will be announced on this date.