SolarReserve

Rebirth of SolarReserve’s 450 MW Likana Brings Concentrated Solar Power Supply Chain Hope for Chile

This week, the Cerro Dominador Group/EIG Global Energy Partners bought the Likana Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project from US-based SolarReserve, which was unable to complete the project. SolarReserve had already developed Likana by accomplishing the preliminary work of siting and monitoring local DNI and taking it through Chile’s environmental permitting [...]

Molten salt storage in concentrated solar power plants could meet the electricity-on-demand role of coal and gas

The first thing you see of the Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Facility, and you can be miles away, is a light so bright you can't look directly at it. This sits atop a 640-foot cement tower, rising from the flat, empty Nevada desert around the halfway point on the [...]

SolarReserve’s Concentrated Solar Power technology with storage struggles to stay online

One of the US' two large concentrating solar power plants that have attached storage continues to have difficulties remaining online after going commercial almost four years ago. The 110-MW Crescent Dunes Concentrated Solar Power facility near Tonopah, Nevada, was offline most of the second quarter of this year, reporting [...]

Australia has big concentrated solar power future despite collapse of $650 million project

Australia still has a promising solar thermal technology future despite a major Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project in South Australia failing because of financing issues. Energy expert Simon Currie says the emerging CSP industry can overcome the collapse of SolarReserve’s $650 million Aurora project near Port Augusta. Solar thermal technology [...]

SolarReserve to sell Aurora Concentrated Solar Power after failing to secure finance

SolarReserve is to sell its 150 MW Aurora CSP project near Port Augusta in South Australia after failing to secure financing for the project, the government of South Australia said in a statement April 5. The AU$650-million ($465-million) Aurora project was based on SolarReserve’s CSP tower technology and include eight [...]

SolarReserve to miss fin close deadline for 150-MW Australia Concentrated Solar Power project

SolarReserve has failed to secure in time funds for its 150-MW Aurora concentrated solar power (CSP) plant project in South Australia so it plans to sell it to a third party. The announcement was made by the South Australian government on Friday as a confirmation that the project will [...]

SolarReserve eyes 40% drop in heliostat costs within three years

New heliostat designs that combine greater automation with manufacturing and installation efficiencies could be commercially available within three years, David Haas, Director of Heliostat Development at SolarReserve and Principal Investigator on the group’s HelioSR3 research project, told New Energy Update. In October, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awarded 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 [...]