Rio Tinto's Paraburdoo operation is well known for its output and standing in the mining industry. Tons of iron ore are processed daily, with parking lots for trucks miles apart from each other, with power lines limited to the processing plants and offices.
The management required lighting in 17 distant and isolated locations where trucks are parked at night. E-Solar supplied total of 59 energy saving street lights in 2008 - some of the very first LED solar powered Street lights, running 12 hours every night.
The average street light comprises of:
- 3 x H120W E-Solar modules
- 1 x K20 Charge Controller
- 2 x KX12-200 Ah E-Solar sealed batteries
- 1 X SL100 W LED Street lights
The above solution has saved the company thousands of dollars - avoiding the physical laying of kilometres of cables and man hours, to bring light where necessary in a quick and cost effective fashion.....helping the environment as well