Australia

Australia’s concentrated solar power juggernaut is coming

It is perhaps not surprising that the fossil fuel industry has hit the panic button and is pushing hard for the Turnbull/Abbott Coalition government to dump the proposed clean energy target and replace it with something that might be called a coal energy target. They can see what’s coming [...]

Queensland tender draws energy storage for concentrated solar power (CSP)

Queensland’s tender for 400MW of large-scale renewables and 100MW of energy storage has received 115 proposals from 79 different entities spanning a wide range of technologies, according to the state's energy minister Mark Bailey. Proposals included 2.2GW of wind, 6.4GW of solar and around 500MW of other renewable energy [...]

Australia Concentrated Solar Power contract uses daytime load to access peak prices

SolarReserve's innovative offtake agreement for its 150 MW Aurora CSP plant combines favorable government demand shapes with peak power price exposure and renewable certificate income, Tom Georgis, Senior Vice President of Development at SolarReserve, told New Energy Update. n August, the Government of South Australia awarded U.S. developer SolarReserve [...]

Concentrated Solar Power research site opens in South Australia

The University of South Australia (UniSA) on Tuesday celebrated the launch of a research site for concentrated solar technology, where Aussie firms Precision Components and Heliostat SA will work to design a stronger heliostat and wi-fi control. The Concentrated Solar Research Field in Edinburgh, Adelaide has 25 heliostats of 7.2 [...]

SolarReserve realise 6 Cents Concentrated Solar Power

According to Kevin Smith, the CEO of California-based SolarReserve; the company that is first to sell CSP at 6 cents/kWh, the record-low CSP price was largely due to their receiver and heliostat research. The 150 MW Aurora CSP project will sell power day or night to the South Australian Government [...]

South Australia’s concentrated solar power plant gets help from commercial firm

JWS supported the power procurement process that awarded US firm Solar Reserve with the contract to build a $650m 150 MW concentrated solar thermal power plant North of Port Augusta. The solar thermal plant will be the largest of its kind in the world when completed. JWS energy & resources [...]

Concentrated solar power campaign persistence pays off

About 100 people attended a community celebration in Port Augusta on September 2 to mark a huge win for the local community: the state government’s support for Australia’s first solar thermal power plant with storage in Port Augusta. This was the culmination of a seven-year campaign and it will [...]

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Sandia Labs R&D Helped SolarReserve hit low price record of 6 cents for concentrated solar power

According to Kevin Smith, the CEO of SolarReserve; the company that is first to sell CSP at 6 cents/kWh, the record-low CSP price was largely due to their receiver and heliostat research. The 150 MW Aurora CSP project will sell power day or night to the South Australian Government at [...]

How Port Augusta Got the World’s Cheapest Concentrated Solar Power

Most coverage of SolarReserve’s 150 MW Aurora solar thermal power plant in Port Augusta completely overlooked its biggest news: the South Australian Government just bought the world’s cheapest solar thermal power. SolarReserve will sell solar thermal electricity to the South Australian Government at $75 (AUD) with a guaranteed cap [...]

SolarReserve awarded AU$78/MWh Concentrated Solar Power contract

The government of South Australia has awarded U.S. developer SolarReserve a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) at a maximum price of AU$78/MWh ($61/MWh) for its planned 150 MW Aurora CSP plant at Port Augusta, the office of Jay Weatherill, Premier of South Australia, said August 14. The Aurora solar tower [...]

How concentrated solar power tower and storage won on costs

As the South Australian government basks in the glow of procuring a second world-leading and game-changing renewable energy technology project for the state, attention is turning to the finer details of the deal; in particular, how a solar tower power plant with molten salt storage won the government tender [...]

Australia’s big new concentrated solar power plant

Some really exciting news - a new concentrating solar thermal (CSP) plant has been announced for the town of Port Augusta. Solar Reserve won a tender to meet the electricity demand requirements of the SA government and it's relatively surprising news - though solar thermal has been more expensive [...]

Australia to build a concentrated solar power plant at $78 per MWh

SolarReserve is a leader in large-scale international solar thermal projects, so it makes sense that they're behind a new plan to build the world's largest single-tower solar thermal power plant in South Australia.   (Image credit: SolarReserve) Dubbed the Aurora Solar Energy Project, this massive plant has a proposed output [...]