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Sunshine for Mines: Implementing Renewable Energy for Off-Grid Operations

Executive Summary

Distributed renewable energy offers emerging markets the opportunity to tackle energy access challenges and reduce carbon emissions, while improving profit margins in specific industries, including mining. Building off of a case study in a South African mine, the Carbon War Room has found that off-grid mines can greatly reduce their energy costs by introducing solar-diesel hybrid systems. These systems may represent the most promising way to increase the deployment of renewable energy throughout Sub-Saharan Africa, where 585 million people lack access to energy.

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