YAMARNA EXPLORATION CAMP
GOLD ROAD RESOURCES LIMITED
Innovation Award Finalists
Unlimited Energy Australia are proud to be finalists in The SMARTER E AWARDS 2021 Outstanding Project category. The panel of experts have selected this 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. Read more here.
RE-DEPLOYABLE RENEWABLE ENERGY HUB OFFSETS DIESEL GENERATION
MODULAR - SCALABLE - 5 YEAR ROI
The client required the design of an economically viable solar renewable energy solution for the Yamarna mining exploration camp to reduce reliance on diesel for power generation and the resultant greenhouse gas emissions and costs involved (maintenance and fuel transport to the sites remote location). Furthermore the solution required minimum impact on the environment, future expansion capacity, easily movable infrastructure and to provide a pay back period under 5 year.
Unlimited Energy Australia conducted a feasibility study (Energy Optimisation Plan) quantifiably demonstrating the efficacy (operationally, economically and environmentally) of our custom designed renewable energy saving solution for the camp.
The custom designed energy hub consists of a fully standalone hybrid PV and Tesvolt Lithium Ion Battery System with a 187kWh surface mounted solar PV system coupled to the camp’s grid infrastructure. The smart grid is energised by solar PV and battery inverters utilising the existing diesel generators as backup.
The entire hub has been uniquely designed to be scalable, modular and re-deployable (both the solar array and battery storage hub) allowing it to be easily expanded or moved to a new site to provide benefits over the full service life.
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 of the hub provides an excellent value proposition; 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 exploration camp utilises 100% renewable energy during the day and charge the surplus energy into the 408kWh battery storage - offsetting between 70 - 80% of the camps diesel consumption producing in excess of 1 megawatt hours of renewable energy every day.
Yamarna Exploration Camp Gold Road Resources
Gold Road Resources - Yamarne Exploration Camp PHASE 1
Yamarna Exploration Camp (1200km from Perth Western Australia)
Off-grid hybrid PV and TESVOLT Lithium Ion Battery System
REC Solar PV Modules, SMA PV and battery inverters, TESVOLT NMC LV batteries
This innovative project was a finalist in the international The Smarter E Award 2021 Outstanding Projects Category.
"The minimum impact on the environment, modular design, ability to relocate, economic viability and extendibility of the system are the main benefits that led Gold Road to install Unlimited Energy Australia's renewable energy system"
Sharon Goddard, General Manager Gold Road Resources Ltd
5 year ROI
Re-deployable energy infrastructure
Quick installation - surface mounted solar array using local aggregate (installed in 6 days)
Expandable modular solution
Reliable and stable power supply
High quality technology
Minimum impact on the environment
Significant CO2 emissions reduction
Innovative design - utilising Phase Change Material, passive cooling, 3D printed components, surface mounted solution