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, [...]
Operating at Stockland Wendouree Shopping Centre in Ballarat, Victoria, the system uses concentrating solar thermal technology to produce heat energy used to power the air conditioning system. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) provided $520,000 to support the $1.2 million project, jointly managed by CSIRO with Stockland Group and NEP [...]
Alinta Energy and the ARENA’s announcement that they will pursue stand-alone Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) technology in their full feasibility study has been met with praise and overwhelming support.
ARENA proposed a new program for the support of CSP projects, continued support for solar energy R&D and working to devise a new program to support solar photovoltaic (PV) project development.