Australia

SolarReserve may add 70MW solar farm to Port Augusta concentrated solar power tower

US solar company SolarReserve has sought approval to add a 70MW solar PV farm to the world leading solar tower and molten salt storage facility proposed for Port Augusta in South Australia. The plans for the additional solar PV are revealed in a development application to the South Australia Planning [...]

Path to a booming Australian Concentrated Solar Power market

A report out from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) this month published responses from industry stakeholders on the viability of a concentrated solar thermal (CST) energy market in Australia: Paving the way for concentrated solar thermal in Australia. Only 5 gigawatts (GW) of CST is deployed globally so far, [...]

2018-04-03T18:57:31+00:00 03-04-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

Concentrated Solar Power firms eye involvement in Australian projects

Several of the CSP industry’s most experienced players have expressed interested in being involved in projects in Australia, according to the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). Thirty-one engineering firms, technology providers, and industry associations from around the world responded to ARENA’s request for information on CSP projects, among them nine [...]

2018-03-20T20:21:47+00:00 20-03-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

New transmission line will support SolarReserve’s Aurora concentrated solar power project

SolarReserve and OZ Minerals have entered into a long term agreement to commission a new high voltage electricity transmission line in South Australia. The high voltage power line will meet the companies’ current operational requirements and accommodate their growth strategy for the region. Collaborating on a single transmission line [...]

Paving the way for concentrated solar power in Australia

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) today released a report outlining how concentrated solar thermal (CST) technology could be a commercially viable form of dispatchable renewable energy within a decade. Last year, ARENA called for industry participants worldwide to respond to a Request for Information (RFI) exploring the potential for [...]

Australia’s first Concentrated Solar Power plant on schedule to open in 2020

SolarReserve is on schedule to start construction of Australia’s first commercial CSP plant in mid-2018 and to begin generating power around the end of 2020, CEO Kevin Smith has told CSP Today. The South Australian government granted SolarReserve development approval for the 150 MW Aurora project earlier last month. [...]

SolarReserve Accelerates Growth in South Australia

Company opens Australian headquarters in Adelaide, along with field office in Port Augusta, to serve as a development hub for the region and to deliver Aurora, Australia’s first concentrated solar power station with storage. SolarReserve, a leading worldwide developer of large-scale solar power projects and advanced solar thermal technology, has [...]

SolarReserve wins approval for 150 MW CSP project in South Australia

The Australian government has granted SolarReserve LLC development approval for its 150-MW Aurora concentrating solar power (CSP) plant in South Australia. Final approvals for the AUD-650-million (USD 508m/EUR 426m) project are expected to be obtained in the first half of this year, with construction planned to start “shortly thereafter,” SolarReserve [...]

2018-01-10T16:53:39+00:00 10-01-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |

How the Port Augusta community helped repower the town with concentrated solar power

Port Augusta’s Lisa Lumsden was in the supermarket when news broke of the town securing a $650m solar thermal power plant – the biggest of its kind in the world. The announcement of SolarRerserve’s Aurora Solar Energy Project came with the promise of 650 construction jobs, 50 ongoing positions and delivered an [...]

CWP proposes 250 MW concentrated solar power with storage in Townsville

Australian renewable energy developer CWP Renewables is proposing a 250MW solar tower and storage project near Townsville, saying it could be a cost effective alternative to either a new coal generator or even battery storage proposed by wind and solar projects. The project – dubbed Freedom Energy One – was [...]

SolarReserve and Barngarla Partner to Protect and Preserve Aboriginal Heritage

SolarReserve has taken the next step in the development of the Aurora Solar Energy Project, north of Port Augusta, by signing a Heritage Agreement with the native title holders represented by the Barngarla Determination Aboriginal Corporation. The agreement establishes a long-term relationship as part of the development, construction and [...]

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 [...]