A West Australian country town is set to receive a CSP installation, following the announcement of a solar-thermal power facility to be built in the Mid West.
Solastor, in consortium with Carbon Reduction Ventures, plans to build a 1.5 megawatt grid-connected concentrated thermal power station near Morawa. Incorporating heat storage technology, the project will involve the construction of a concentrated solar power (CSP) generation facility on approximately 8 hectares of land just south of the Mid West town.
Carbon Reduction Venture’s Robert Coltrona says rural WA will provide excellent solar radiation, with the project connected to the South West Interconnected System (SWIS).
“Morawa is a town on the cusp of significant growth, and has recently been given status as a regional SuperTown. But being on the fringe of the power grid, there’s a significant need to improve power reliability to consolidate on this growth opportunity,” he says.
Mr Coltrona says the North Midlands Solar Thermal Power Project (NMSTPP) will bring state of the art carbon reduction technology to the Mid West.
“The project will initially comprise 9 modules and each module consists of an energy storage tower containing the thermal storage medium graphite and around 100 highly reflective toroidal heliostats,” he says.