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DOE eyes mine sites for clean energy hubs

White House investing $500M in mine land clean energy program Metal Tech News June 29, 2022

 

Last updated 7/12/2022 at 3:03pm

A row of First Solar cadmium-tellurium thin film PV panels.

First Solar Inc.

Photovoltaic panels produced in the U.S. by First Solar are expected to deliver 17% of the energy needs of Nevada Gold Mines, the largest gold-producing complex in the world.

The White House has allotted $500 million for a program that aims to transform old and current mine sites into renewable energy hubs.

Being administered by the U.S. Department of Energy, the Clean Energy Demonstrations on Current and Former Mine Land Program aims to validate innovative approaches to converting mine lands to clean energy projects, with a goal of replication across the nation.

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