Wednesday, September 23
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
The whole session will be outdoors. To ensure your safety, masks will be required when social distancing cannot be maintained, and attendance will be limited.
REGISTER TO ATTEND
The electricity cost savings, sustainability advantages, and associated marketing benefits of solar power are motivating aggregate operators to take a closer look. What do you need to know and where do you start?
The IAAP’s Sustainability Committee invites you to participate in an educational field trip to Thelen Sand & Gravel (Antioch) to learn more about solar integration and how it has worked for the mining company. The session will give attendees an opportunity to tour the ground-mounted array and hear from company stakeholders about the key project motivations and results. Attendees will also learn more about the pertinent technical, financial and operational aspects of the investment from SunPeak, the company who developed and constructed the Thelen solar system.
This session will cover many commonly asked questions about solar, including:
The session will begin at 10:00 AM onsite at the Antioch mine (28955 W. IL Route 173, Antioch, IL) and lunch will be provided. Register to attend by following this link: https://forms.gle/QLYhomdJPyA8kgdu8
Thelen Sand & Gravel received the IAAP’s first Sustainability Award earlier this year because of the demonstrated success of this project and other sustainable business efforts. SunPeak is one of the IAAP’s newest associate members.
Learn more about solar energy benefiting mining companies here: https://www.iaap-aggregates.org/solar-energy.html.
Learn how the mining industry enhances sustainability here: https://www.iaap-aggregates.org/sustainability1.html.