Gold Fields poised to create SA’s largest own-use solar plant
South Deep’s R660m solar array will generate power at 16c per kilowatt hour and cut its annual electricity bill by a quarter or R120m
Gold Fields will build SA’s largest self-use solar power plant, cutting R120m or a quarter of its annual electricity bill and a fifth of its indirect carbon dioxide emissions.
Gold Fields, which has the South Deep mine near Carletonville, Gauteng, as its only asset in SA, will build a R660m, 40MW solar array at the operation, replacing a fifth of the electricity it sources from Eskom. ..