Vast Solar to build world-leading solar thermal project in South Australia

The Prime Minister and Minister for Industry, Energy and Emissions Reductions announced today that Vast Solar has received Australian Government backing to build a concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) plant in Port Augusta, South Australia. The plant will generate clean, low-cost, reliable power, and catalyse an export-focussed renewables manufacturing industry creating hundreds [...]

Vast Solar reboots Port August concentrated solar power plans, with $110m federal funds

Plans to build a solar thermal power plant in Port Augusta are back on the table, after local outfit Vast Solar was awarded federal government backing to build a 20MW project with 12 hours of storage near the South Australian city. The $110 million in finance for the proposed concentrated [...]

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Fossil fuel giant Woodside turns to concentrated solar power tech in new hydrogen play

Oil and gas giant Woodside Petroleum has agreed to help fund the construction of a 5MWe concentrated solar technology demonstration plant in California’s Mojave Desert, and has struck a deal that could see it use the technology for green hydrogen and other uses in Australia and around the world. The [...]

Heliogen Lines up Woodside for Australian Concentrated-Solar-Power Push

Heliogen has secured funding from top Australian oil and gas producer Woodside Petroleum for a full-scale trial of its concentrated solar power (CSP) technology ahead of a planned push into Australia. Aiming to invest $5 billion in new-energy products by 2030, Woodside has also agreed to buy a stake in [...]

Researchers in Australia Investigate Open Vortex Solar Receiver for Thermochemistry at 1000°C

As the need to end the use of fossil fuels for high temperature industries becomes apparent, solar researchers are developing high temperature technologies for tower Concentrated Solar Thermal (CST) energy to replace the heat. Particles like sand or specially manufactured ceramic particles have been shown to hold heat at 1000°C [...]

Concentrated solar power has not taken off in Australia

In the lead up to UNESCO’s World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development (4 March), create is presenting a series of discussions with experts, revealing the evidence — including major innovations and projects, challenges and solutions, opportunities and risks — that proves engineers in Australia are leading the way to a [...]

Techno-economic performances of future concentrated solar power plants in Australia

The prediction of the techno-economic performances of future concentrated solar power (CSP) solar tower (ST) with thermal energy storage (TES) plants is challenging. Nevertheless, this information is fundamental to energy policymakers. This work aims to fill the knowledge gap regarding estimations of costs, amount, and quality of electricity produced by [...]

Heliogen on breakthrough concentrated solar power technology project

Australia’s Woodside Petroleum is partnering with Pasadena-based technology player Heliogen to build a commercial-scale demonstration facility in California using the latter’s “breakthrough” solar technology. Concentrated solar energy company Heliogen said that Woodside Energy (USA) gave it a Limited Notice to Proceed (LNTP) to begin procuring equipment for a 5 MW [...]

AGL plots solar thermal storage future for Liddell

AGL Energy interim chief executive Graeme Hunt says an innovative solar thermal project envisaged for the Liddell site in NSW is an example of the repurposing of baseload coal sites expected at its PrimeCo business as it gradually pivots towards lower-carbon energy. AGL and partner RayGen have begun construction [...]

The Fastest Route to Commercialize Solar Hydrogen – is through Australian Copper Mines?

The fastest route to commercializing solar hydrogen could be by supplying hydrogen, oxygen and heat for Australia’s copper mining industry with solar thermochemistry, Christian Sattler told this reporter for SolarPACES recently. With his experience heading solar fuels research at Germany’s solar research center at DLR, Sattler sees a synergistic connection [...]

Vast Solar progresses plans for $600 million concentrated solar power plant

Australian renewable energy developer Vast Solar is calling for expressions of interest from contractors as it pushes ahead with plans to develop a $600 million hybrid concentrated solar power project in Queensland. Vast Solar announced on Thursday the project is calling for expressions of interest from contractors across a [...]

Stanwell signs up to Vast Solar’s Mt Isa Concentrated Solar Power project

A novel plan for a 50 megawatt hybrid Concentrated Solar Power project in Mount Isa has got financial backing from Queensland government-owned energy giant Stanwell Energy. The $600 million project, proposed last year by thermal solar specialist Vast Solar, would mix a unique brand of concentrated thermal solar generation with [...]

The Potential of Concentrated Solar Power for Remote Mine Sites in the Northern Territory, Australia

M. H. Baig,1 D. Surovtseva,2 and E. Halawa1 1Centre for Renewable Energy, Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods (RIEL), Charles Darwin University, Casuarina Campus, Darwin, NT 0909, Australia 2School of Engineering and IT (SEIT), Charles Darwin University, Casuarina Campus, Darwin, NT 0909, Australia Academic Editor: Santanu Bandyopadhyay The [...]

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