Solar farms bring rise in equipment and service demand

As the demand for affordable renewable energy increases, more and more solar farms are being installed across the country. This trend is also becoming increasingly evident on mine sites, as mining companies aim to reduce emissions (from diesel generation) and onsite operational costs.

The industry is seeing more solar farm installations occurring on and around mine sites including, most recently, the Alinta Energy Chichester solar/gas hybrid project in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.

There are many solar farm projects in the planning stage in the mining and resource sector. When these come to fruition, it is likely to cause a rush for service providers and equipment. This is further complicated by a growing demand for solar farms (and related equipment) across the globe, especially in Europe.

Mining companies and energy contractors should be prepared and Vermeer has put its hand up to help.

Vermeer has a strong global experience in supplying equipment to solar farm projects across the globe, especially in California. This includes solar pile drivers to position solar panel posts, as well as horizontal directional drills for cable laying.

Vermeer’s local team can not only help you identity the right equipment for your future solar farm project, they can also assist in securing the machinery quickly to avoid project delays.

To discuss your solar farm installation equipment needs, contact the team at Vermeer WA & NT on (08) 9479 4994,  or visit:

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