February 4 (Renewables Now) – Cyprus-based chrome and platinum miner Tharisa plc (JSE:THA) has joined forces with France’s Whole Eren and Africa-focused power agency Chariot Ltd (LON:CHAR) to get electrical energy for a mine in South Africa from a 40-MWp photo voltaic mission.
The mining group mentioned on Friday it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the scheme, which paves the best way for signing a long-term energy buy settlement (PPA) for the ability off-take. The electrical energy might be procured for its Tharisa Mine in South Africa’s North West Province.
Underneath the settlement, Paris-based impartial energy producer (IPP) Whole Eren and Chariot will develop, finance, construct, personal and function the photovoltaic (PV) park. The produced electrical energy might be sufficient to cowl Tharisa Mine’s present energy wants, whereas energy demand on the website is predicted to extend over time, the miner identified.
Final 12 months, Tharisa dedicated to reducing by 30% its carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2030 and change into web carbon impartial by 2050.
Whole Eren and Chariot entered a three-year partnership, with an extension possibility, in November to collectively originate and develop wind and photo voltaic initiatives for mining prospects in Africa.