CASE STUDY:

Open-Pit Mining Project in Ontario, Canada

Solar Hybrid Light Towers Rentals at an Open-Pit Mining Project in Ontario, Canada

Project Scope

We deployed an initial fleet of 10 Solar Hybrid Light Towers to an open-pit mining project in Ontario, Canada. This region can get very cold during winter. This case study has data compiled for all 10 units throughout a 12-month cycle.

A gravel pit with light towers

Project Results

Throughout the 12-month period, the units averaged only 3.7 hours of engine run time per day. The total cost savings using Cahill Solar Hybrid Light Towers range from $13,438/month to $30,706/month, depending on whether you want to account for daily labour to turn on and off a conventional light tower. On a per-light basis per month, this works out to a savings of $1,343/light/month up to $3,070/light/month.

Project Cost Calculator

Rental Duration (Days) 28
# of Units
10
Labor/hr (site) **
$60.00
Labor/day/Unit (hrs) **
10.00
Fuel Cost/Liter
$1.50
Oil Change costs
$350.00

Total Project Cost w/ Labor (1 Cycle)

Cahill - Solar Hybrid LED $19,149.96
Traditional LED 8kW
$49,856.00
Traditional Metal Halide 8kW
$49,388.00

Total Project Cost w/o Labor (1 Cycle)

Cahill - Solar Hybrid LED $19,149.96
Traditional LED 8kW
$33,056.00
Traditional Metal Halide 8kW
$32,588.00

Total Operational Cost Per Day

Average Engine Run Hours/Day Fuel Consumption L/hr Daily Fuel Cost Daily Oil Change Cost Total Operational Cost/Day Total KG of CO2 Generated/Cycle
Cahill - Solar Hybrid LED
3.7 Hours
0.74
$41.07
- -
$41.07
2192.59
Traditional LED 8kW
16 Hours
2.20
$528.00
$224.00
$752.00
28188.16
Traditional Metal Halide 8kW
16 Hours
2.80
$672.00
$224.00
$896.00
35875.84

Benefits of Cahill Construction Solar Tower Rentals

Cahill offers three hybrid solar-powered light towers: the LLTT-H, LLTB-H, and LLTT-H XL. These towers boast impressively low fuel consumption, allowing them to function continuously for up to 35 days before needing refuelling. Additionally, they require fewer refuelling sessions and oil changes than conventional light towers, reducing operational costs and increasing uptime. Integrating the DSE 3G web interface + GPS module facilitates seamless real-time remote monitoring and control, enhancing operational efficiency.

These light towers utilize hybrid technology, combining solar energy with a DC generator, making them highly eco-friendly. They are especially well-suited for industries with continuous operations such as mining, oil and gas extraction, and ongoing construction projects that operate 24/7.