Pele Green, EDF to build 100-MW solar park at S African platinum mine

Oct 7, 2021 01:46 PM ET
  • A tie-up of Pele Green Energy and EDF Renewables South Africa will certainly construct a 100-MW solar park for South African mining titan Anglo American Platinum (JSE: AMS), the latter claimed on Wednesday.
Pele Green, EDF to build 100-MW solar park at S African platinum mine
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The platinum producer has picked the consortium as the favored vendor for the building and construction of the photovoltaic (PV) park at its Mogalakwena mine in South Africa's Limpopo district. The project will certainly be executed to sustain Anglo American Platinum's objective to achieve carbon neutrality throughout its operations by 2040.

Building operates at the website are slated to start in the last quarter of 2022, while the solar farm is expected to go on the internet by the end of the list below year.

Anglo American Platinum's plan for the Mogalakwena mine involves the manufacturing of green hydrogen. "We are specifically excited about the prospect of using plentiful solar power to create green hydrogen at Mogalakwena, as part of a broader project to convert our mine haul vehicles to run on zero emission hydrogen gas cells," said chief executive officer Natascha Viljoen.

The mining team noted it has actually included a 10% free bring equity ownership right into the consortium that will develop, own as well as operate the solar plant.