Rio Tinto agrees to be the off-grid solar guinea pig

Rio Tinto's massive Weipa bauxite mine could soon get 100% of its power needs during the day from solar. While the size of the project at 6.7MW won't break any records for solar, it represents an important step towards a far bigger future for solar in regions remote from power grids.

Ingenero in conjuction with First Solar will build a 1.7 megawatt solar PV project to serve Rio Tinto’s remote Weipa bauxite mining operation and associated town.

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