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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 [...]

Nevada concentrated solar power plant back online after eight-month outage

A first-of-its-kind solar plant in Central Nevada is back online and generating power after being down for repairs for eight months. The Crescent Dunes power plant, 225 miles northwest of Las Vegas, returned to service July 12 and is delivering renewable energy to customers in Nevada, even at night, according [...]

SolarReserve Receives Environmental Approval for 390 Megawatt Concentrated Solar Power Facility with Storage in Chile

SolarReserve, the industry leader in baseload solar power solutions and advanced solar thermal technology with energy storage, has received an environmental approval from the Chilean government to build a 390 megawatt solar thermal power station with 5,100 megawatt-hours of energy storage. This important milestone marks SolarReserve’s third approval of a [...]

Record-Breaking Cost Reduction for Concentrated Solar Power Generation

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) announced on 4 June the prices offered from four consortia for the 200-MW fourth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park. The lowest bid for the Solar Thermal Electricity (STE) project came in at 9.45 US cents/kWh (approx. 8.4 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

Coalition commits $110m for Port Augusta concentrated solar power towers

The federal Coalition government has announced that it will provide $110 million in concessional loans to a solar tower and molten salt storage project in Port Augusta, as part of last minute negotiations with the Nick Xenophon Party to pass major tax cuts. The commitment was announced by finance minister [...]

SolarReserve signs MOU for 70 MW concentrated solar power project in NSW

US solar company SolarReserve is showing signs of cracking the Australian solar market – but not (yet) with its preferred technology of concentrating solar and storage. Rather, the company has entered into a partnership with local engineering firm Decmil Group to build a 70MW PV plant in New South [...]

What does 2 GW of Concentrated Solar Power look like?

US company SolarReserve is currently the world leader in large scale solar tower and molten salt storage plants, and is still hopeful of having the opportunity of building the first in Australia. Australian-based development officer Daniel Thompson will be speaking at next week’s Large Scale Solar conference co-hosted by RenewEconomy [...]

Three Concentrated Solar Power plants in Chile could generate electricity 24 hours a day

The Chilean government recently gave the go-ahead on a massive solar thermal plant that is expected to produce electricity 24 hours a day, seven days a week—a considerable feat for a plant that depends solely on solar energy. The plant, proposed for a site in Chile’s Tamarugal province, would [...]

SolarReserve Bids 24-Hour Concentrated Solar Power At 6.3 Cents In Chile

In Chile’s last auction for power, SolarReserve bid a world record breaking low price at just 6.3 cents per kWh ($63/MWh) for dispatchable 24-hour solar. SolarReserve’s CSP technology with integrated thermal storage provides 24-hour solar power, and is ideally suited for Chile’s grid with round-the-clock power needs due to its huge mining [...]