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No risk in Sandfire's sunny outlook

Construction kicked off last week at what is set to be the mining industry’s largest integrated off-grid solar power system in the world. The size of the A$40 million (US$30 million) facility, which is being built at the DeGrussa copper mine in Western Australia, is somewhat staggering: at 20ha, the total project area is equivalent to 11 Melbourne Cricket Grounds.

DeGrussa's owner, Sandfire Resources, has signed a six-year power purchasing agreement with German engineering company juwi Renewable Energy Pty to develop and operate the 10MW plant, which has