First Solar unveils diesel-replacement strategy for African mines

Engineering News ONLINE

24 January 2014

Thin-film solar company First Solar is aggressively pursuing build operate and own (BOO) fuel-replacement projects in the global resources sector and is offering miners the prospect of displacing diesel through the use of increasingly cost-competitive solar energy.

The Nasdaq-listed group recently appointed an executive with the specific mandate of promoting these hybrid solutions and also confirmed that its $1-billion-strong balance sheet could be leveraged in support of the strategy.  Read more

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