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By Shane Lasley
Metal Tech News 

Solar to help power BHP Nickel West mines

With goal to lower carbon footprint of nickel for Tesla batteries Metal Tech News – August 4, 2021


Last updated 7/12/2022 at 12:38pm

BHP Group Tesla TransAlta Nickel West Australia lithium-ion battery low-carbon

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BHP has commissioned TransAlta to install 38.1 megawatts of solar power and 10.1 MW of battery storage capacity at two of its Nickel West mines in Western Australia.

To lower the carbon footprint of the nickel it delivers to lithium-ion battery and electric vehicle manufacturers such as Tesla Inc., BHP Group is having 38.1 megawatts of solar power capacity installed at its Mt. Keith and Leinster mines, part of the global miner's fully integrated mine-to-market Nickel West operation in Western Australia.

This announcement comes just a week after BHP reported...

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