SolarReserve

SolarReserve Receives $2.0 Million Award from U.S. Department of Energy to Advance American Innovation in Concentrated Solar Power Technology

SolarReserve, a leading worldwide developer of large-scale solar power projects and advanced solar thermal technology, announced it was selected to receive a $2.0 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) to advance concentrating solar-thermal power (CSP) research and development. With energy storage technology [...]

SolarReserve enters manufacturing deal for Australia Concentrated Solar Power project

Australian concentrated solar power (CSP) technology firm Heliostat SA has teamed up with California-based SolarReserve to produce tracking mirrors for the latter’s 150-MW Aurora plant in South Australia. The parties have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) under which they will work together on the development of plans and [...]

Sandstone Concentrated Solar Power to offer storage below $90/MWh to California utilities

Boosted by streamlined permitting and falling costs, Sandstone project developer SolarReserve is preparing to enter into power purchase talks with Californian utilities in the coming months, Kevin Smith, CEO of SolarReserve, told New Energy Update. California’s SolarReserve is among a group of solar developers hoping to benefit from recent streamlining [...]

Nevada Concentrated Solar Power Towers Bridge Trump, California Energy Agendas

The Trump administration plans to fast-track one of the world’s largest solar power projects—10 “power towers"—providing renewable energy for 1 million Californians. But it could potentially kill wildlife, especially birds flying through the heat of its concentrated sunlight. SolarReserve LLC is proposing to build a 2-gigawatt concentrating solar-thermal power plant [...]

South Australia adds concentrated solar power

Late last year, the South Australian Government announced it had signed an agreement with SolarReserve to build a 150 MW solar thermal power station with eight hours of energy storage near Port Augusta. The decision came on the back of Alinta Energy’s decision in 2015 to close down Port Augusta’s [...]

SolarReserve Applauds Partner Sandia National Laboratories’ 40 Years of Concentrated Solar Power Research

From testing space shuttle tiles to making electricity from sunlight, for forty years Sandia National Laboratories has contributed to energy research, space exploration, defense testing and solar energy commercialization at its world-leading National Solar Thermal Test Facility in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The facility’s primary goal is to provide experimental engineering [...]

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 [...]

South Africa’s Redstone Concentrated Solar Power project gets power purchase agreement

The South African government has finally signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) for SolarReserve and ACWA Power’s 100 MW Redstone CSP project, ending more than two years of delays. South African energy minister Jeff Radebe confirmed the news on Twitter. He announced that the South African government had signed [...]

A new concentrated solar power tower in the Northern Cape will be the second tallest building in SA

As part of the South African Department of Energy’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), a consortium led by SolarReserve and International Company for Power and Water (ACWA Power) have signed a 20-year power purchase agreement with Eskom, South Africa’s public electric utility company, for the Redstone [...]

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 [...]

Concentrated solar power (CSP) gets an endurance boost from salt

A project in the Nevada desert offers a compelling solution to a problem that has long bedeviled the solar power industry: How to store energy from the sun for use at times when the sun doesn’t shine. Crescent Dunes, run by a company called SolarReserve, is a 110-megawatt concentrated solar [...]

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 [...]