Juwi builds PV plant in South Africa for a gold mine's own power consumption
- German Juwi AG will install a solar power plant with a capacity of 9.9 MW for Pan African Resources in South Africa.
The mine operator intends to use it to cover around 30 percent of the Elikhulu mine's electricity requirements. Construction is scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2021, with completion in the third quarter. The mine is located around 120 kilometers southeast of Johannesburg, near the town of Evander.
The project is Juwi's first mining project on the African continent. In addition to reducing electricity costs, it will also reduce the mine's environmental footprint by 26,000 tons of CO2 annually. Investment is around €7.7 million ($9,3 million).
A few weeks ago, Juwi completed three large solar parks for a South African insurance group