CASE STUDY:

Northern Alberta Mining Project

Light Towers Rentals for a Northern Alberta Mining Project

Project Scope

Two Cahill Solar Hybrid LT’s were sent to a Fort McMurray Mine on a trial basis to see how they performed during the longer hours of the night and below-freezing temperatures.

A cost calculator was completed using the engine run time data and fuel consumption data from March. This reporting is monitored through our DSE platform. We then took the data and compared it to see if you used conventional LED and Metal Halide Light Towers in the same area.

Light tower equipment

Project Results

The total cost savings using a Cahill Solar Hybrid Light Tower ranged from $1,106/light/month to $2,858/light/month, depending on whether you account for the daily labour to turn on and off a conventional light tower.

Project Cost Calculator

Rental Duration (Days) 28
# of Units
2
Labor/hr (site) **
$60.00
Labor/day/Unit (hrs) **
2.00
Fuel Cost/Liter
$1.50
Oil Change costs
$350.00

Total Project Cost w/ Labor (1 Cycle)

Cahill - Solar Hybrid LED $3,990.16
Traditional LED 8kW
$9,708.00
Traditional Metal Halide 8kW
$9,564.00

Total Project Cost w/o Labor (1 Cycle)

Cahill - Solar Hybrid LED $3,990.16
Traditional LED 8kW
$6,348.00
Traditional Metal Halide 8kW
$6,204.00

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
$8.22
- -
$8.22
438.84
Traditional LED 8kW
15 Hours
2.20
$99.00
$42.00
$141.00
4228.22
Traditional Metal Halide 8kW
15 Hours
2.80
$126.00
$42.00
$168.00
5381.38

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 exceptionally low fuel consumption, enabling them to operate for up to 35 days before requiring refuelling. Moreover, they necessitate fewer refuelling sessions and oil changes than traditional light towers, reducing operational expenses and enhancing uptime. Incorporating the DSE 3G web interface + GPS module enables seamless real-time remote monitoring and control.

These light towers utilize hybrid technology by integrating solar energy with a DC generator. They are remarkably eco-friendly and particularly suitable for continuous operations such as mining, oil and gas, and construction projects that run around the clock.