Hitting Your Net Zero Goals: Integrating Renewable Power Sources

As energy needs increase and concern for climate change grows, there’s a need to move away from fossil fuels for power generation. 

To meet ambitious net zero targets, many heavy CO2 emitting industries like construction, mining and events are turning to renewable power sources.

Here, we’ll look at 3 practical examples of renewable power solutions that help lower emission output, OpEx costs and support the success of your net zero strategy. 

3 Renewable Power Sources To Support Your Net Zero Targets

1. Solar

Utilising solar is one of the most cost-effective ways to quickly build up your net zero balance sheet. Solar panels capture sunlight and convert it into usable energy, offering a sustainable alternative to traditional, carbon-heavy electricity sources. 

Solar systems like the 5B Maverick are ideal for powering Australia’s off-grid construction, agricultural and mine sites with minimal carbon footprint.  

The Maverick is an Australian-made 48-50 kilowatt ground mount solar array that generates up to 98% more power per hectare than traditional axis or PV solar systems. Its prefabricated, plug and play design ensures rapid scalability, simple setup and relocation, so you can start generating power sooner. 

Solar systems like the 5B Maverick are a smart investment for mining and construction businesses looking to reach their net zero goals quickly and profitably. They provide immediate and consistent energy cost savings for your business now, and into the future.  

2. Hydrogen Generators

geh2 hydrogen generator commissioned in indonesia

Hydrogen generators use pure hydrogen to create an on-demand energy source without emissions, pollution or noise. In the case of EODev’s GEH2, the generator uses hydrogen with a fuel cell and lithium-ion phosphate battery to produce power.  

Australia’s first hydrogen generator, the GEH2 hydrogen generator is the only generator that’s been packaged in a way that’s portable, robust and designed for use in almost any industry. Producing 100kVA of clean, silent power, it will comfortably power any application that would otherwise rely on a 100kVA diesel generator. 

Better yet, you can forget fumes, masks and earmuffs – the only output from the GEH2 is a little water and some heat. 

By incorporating hydrogen generators into operations, companies significantly reduce their reliance on fossil fuels and slash their emissions output. It also lets your stakeholders know that your business is prioritising sustainability. 

3. Hybrid Power Systems

Hybrid power systems use a combination of renewable and non-renewable energy sources to generate power. A typical hybrid power package combines a battery energy storage system (BESS), solar and a diesel or hydrogen generator to deliver a reliable off-grid power supply.  

Drawing power from several sources, hybrid power systems deliver a more efficient power supply for your business operations. Not to mention, lower maintenance, fewer emissions and significant fuel savings over a conventional power setup.  

Implementing hybrid power systems allows businesses to take what we call a ‘bite size chunk’ approach to meeting your ESG targets. They don’t require a 100% commitment to renewable energy and the impact on your net zero balance sheet through fuel and CO2 savings is often significant.  

Get The Right Advice, Contact Us Today

Blue Diamond Machinery has been powering the industries that power Australia’s economy for over a decade. Now, we’re helping them transition to an emission-free future. 

Whatever stage your business is at, we have the know-how and expertise to recommend the right solution.  

For advice on taking the first steps to reduce your onsite emissions without compromising productivity or efficiency, get in touch with the team today.