Australia

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 [...]

Experts to build largest concentrated solar power plant in Australia

Dr. John Pye, an energy expert at the Australian National University (ANU), said it was “very exciting to see large-scale CSP finally coming to Australia.” Late on Monday, South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill announced that construction on a 150-megawatt solar thermal power plant would begin in the town of [...]

SolarReserve Signs Agreement with South Australian Government for 150 Megawatt Concentrated Solar Power Project with Energy Storage

The Aurora Solar Energy Project near Port Augusta includes 1,100 megawatt-hours of energy storage in order to meet peak electricity requirements, day and night. The first of its kind in Australia, the Aurora Solar Energy Project will utilise SolarReserve’s leading solar thermal technology with integrated molten salt energy storage. SolarReserve [...]

Concentrated Solar Power plant announced for Port Augusta, in Australia

A 150-megawatt solar thermal power plant has been secured for Port Augusta in South Australia, State Premier Jay Weatherill has announced. Mr Weatherill said the Aurora Solar Energy Project would be ready to go in 2020 and would supply 100 per cent of the State Government's needs. The Government will [...]

ARENA push for concentrated solar power in Australia

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) reports a strong response from industry and investors on concentrated solar thermal (CST). This follows ARENA’s call for information from industry, solar manufacturers and green energy investors about CST. The call ended on 31 July, and ARENA is now evaluating responses to see how [...]

New South Australian Concentrated Solar Power facility nears completion

A new tower concentrating solar research, development and commercialisation facility is nearing completion in a northern industrial suburb of Adelaide. It has been fully designed and delivered by Heliostat SA, in collaboration with UniSA and the automotive sector. The heliostat field consists of 25 single facet focused heliostats, each [...]

2017-06-19T22:42:51+00:00 19-06-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

Australia launches Concentrated Solar Power study

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has launched a request for information on all types of CSP technologies in order to define the scope and focus of government assistance for solar thermal deployment. Government-owned ARENA has invited CSP industry participants such as developers, investors, original equipment manufacturers and offtakers, [...]

ARENA to test market for concentrated solar power projects

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency has set out its plans for seeking industry information as the first step in exploring how concentrated sunlight could generate reliable, affordable renewable energy with built-in storage for our national grids. The new call aligns with the federal government’s offer to make up to $110 [...]

2017-05-25T15:10:32+00:00 25-05-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Top News|Tags: , , |

SolarReserve looks to build up to six Concentrated Solar Power plants in Queensland

SolarReserve is considering developing four to six CSP plants, each of capacity 100 to 150 MW, in the Australian state of Queensland, Daniel Thompson, SolarReserve's Australia director, told the Courier Mail newspaper May 6. The U.S.-based developer is currently scouting for sites in Queensland, particularly in the north and [...]

Plans for up to six concentrated solar power plants in Queensland

A COMPANY which helps keep the neon burning bright in the casino capital Las Vegas is planning a series of solar power plants across Queensland, creating more than 20,000 construction jobs. SolarReserve is scouting sites for up to half a dozen solar thermal stations, each of which generate enough [...]

Demonstrators rally for Port Augusta concentrated solar power plant

More than 200 people turned out on the steps of Parliament House on Sunday, with their own makeshift solar panels, urging the State Government to back a solar thermal power plant at Port Augusta. Decked with mirror panels to mimic solar panels, the demonstrators were led by Port Augusta [...]

2017-05-02T14:35:58+00:00 30-04-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

Concentrated Solar Power to grow crops in the arid Australian desert

Part greenhouse, part solar plant, this farm is harvesting food from the Australian desert. Officially launched in October 2016 at Port Augusta in South Australia after a six-year pilot, it's the first outpost of Sundrop Farms. The company wants to make farming more resilient to climate change by using [...]