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September Dinner Meeting -- Post-Mining Land Use: Tailings Ponds as Solar Energy Farms

  • 09 Sep 2009
  • 6:30 PM
  • El Parador Restaurant, 2744 E. Broadway, Tucson


  • Member of SME Tucson Section
  • Not a member to SME Tucson Section
  • Must be a current UA mining student and member of UA SME.

You must make individual reservations for each guest you wish to attend. Please include full spelling for the first and last names as well as the company or organization the individual will be representing. Thank You!
Advance registration is closed.  You may still attend as a walk-in attendee for $25, payable at the door.

Featured Speakers: 
Dr. Alex Cronin, Associate Professor of Physics and Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona, and Srikant Annavarapu P.E., Graduate Associate at the University of Arizona Dept. of Mining and President, Master Geotech Services

Registration Deadline is Monday, Sept. 7:

  • Online: www.smetucson.org then select Events & RSVP, then click the Register button for the event.
  • Phone:  (520) 294-9861
  • Fax:  (520) 294-9865
  • Email: smetucson@gmail.com
  • Phone and fax RSVP provided by Independent Mining Consultants

Include for EACH Person (badge will be printed as provided):

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  2. Last Name Spelled Out
  3. Company / Organization Spelled Out
20 members who reserve by Sept. 7
$25 non-members
$25 for
anyone who registers after Sept. 7 or walks in
Free for current UA mining students who are UA SME members
Payable at the door by cash or check payable to SME Tucson

Program Description:
Post-Mining Land Use:  Tailing ponds as solar energy farms
Alex Cronin and Srikant Annavarapu will present a program on the use of tailings impoundments for installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) farms. The energy produced can be used initially for mining operations and for the power grid after mine closure. Most mines already have an economic advantage as a PV farm site use since substantial electrical transmission-line infrastructure exists, reducing one of the major costs of new PV farms. The payback period of PV installation and energy production at mine sites and integrating PV systems with erosion control and revegetation programs will be discussed.

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Tucson, Arizona 85728
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