The University of South Australia (UniSA) on Tuesday celebrated the launch of a research site for concentrated solar technology, where Aussie firms Precision Components and Heliostat SA will work to design a stronger heliostat and wi-fi control. The Concentrated Solar Research Field in Edinburgh, Adelaide has 25 heliostats of 7.2 [...]
JWS supported the power procurement process that awarded US firm Solar Reserve with the contract to build a $650m 150 MW concentrated solar thermal power plant North of Port Augusta. The solar thermal plant will be the largest of its kind in the world when completed. JWS energy & resources [...]
Most coverage of SolarReserve’s 150 MW Aurora solar thermal power plant in Port Augusta completely overlooked its biggest news: the South Australian Government just bought the world’s cheapest solar thermal power. SolarReserve will sell solar thermal electricity to the South Australian Government at $75 (AUD) with a guaranteed cap [...]
Some really exciting news - a new concentrating solar thermal (CSP) plant has been announced for the town of Port Augusta. Solar Reserve won a tender to meet the electricity demand requirements of the SA government and it's relatively surprising news - though solar thermal has been more expensive [...]
Despite the criticism levelled at South Australia over its renewable energy ambitions, the state is nevertheless aiming to be carbon neutral by mid-century), which will mean moving to 100% renewable electricity over the next 15-20 years. The biggest challenge will be meeting the 2-3 hours of peak demand during the [...]
The threat of three state Liberal parties to unwind the renewable energy targets in South Australia, Victoria and Queensland has elicited an encouraging response from SA energy minister Tom Koutsantonis about the attraction of solar thermal energy as a “dispatchable” energy source. The Liberal party in SA, led by [...]
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.
Alinta Energy plans to develop a 50 MW concentrated solar power (CSP) plant with storage at Port Augusta, South Australia.
Alinta Energy wants the Federal Government to stump up $65 million for a solar thermal plant in South Australia to secure electricity generation for the next 15-20 years.
The operators of two coal-fired power stations in South Australia will consider a switch to solar thermal electricity generation following a move by the federal government to abandon plans to pay some power stations to c