Off gridProject Intermittent Dynamic Electrowinning Using Renewable Energy
This report presents the analysis conducted by Vice Engineering, on behalf of Element 25, on the data collected at the Butcherbird site to evaluate its potential to utilise high levels of renewable energy in a novel application of electrowinning.
Element 25 has engaged VICE Engineering Pty Ltd, refer Appendix 1 – Vice Engineering – Capability Statement, to process the data collected at the Butcherbird site for the purpose of evaluating the potential of the site to be able to utilise high levels of renewable energy in a novel application of electrowinning at the Butcherbird site.
The key findings of this report are that the major wind direction is from the East and has an annual average wind speed at 100 m of 6.89 m/s.
The solar resource has an annual climatology of 22.2 MJ/m2. The data collected on site correlates well with that for the nearby Illgararie Bureau of Meteorology station.
Longer term data collection will assist with reducing uncertainty associated with the data, however preliminary modelling can be performed with the initial data collection.