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Vast Solar to grow Port Augusta Concentrated Solar Power to 150 MW at old SolarReserve site

When SolarReserve proposed a 150 MW tower Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) power plant for Port Augusta, the firm was fresh off completing Crescent Dunes, the world’s first attempt at utility scale tower CSP with storage. The startup was unable to get funding to build the Port Augusta project, but it [...]

Vast Solar and 1414 team up for new attempt at Port Augusta solar storage hub

Australian concentrated solar company Vast Solar has teamed up with another local thermal storage hopeful 1414 Degrees in the latest attempt to build a large scale solar thermal and storage plan in Port August, South Australia. The Sydney-based Vast Solar will acquire 50% of the shares in Silicon Aurora, a [...]

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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Vast Solar says concentrated solar power plants can double up as syncons

Concentrated solar power technology company Vast Solar is looking to provide critical grid services even when it is not generating by using its turbines as synchronous condensers. Vast Solar says the adoption of Doosan Škoda Power turbines with a clutch could improve the economics of its technology, and help hasten [...]

Vast Solar Consortium Patents Flexitank; Prevents Thermal Storage Leaks

A consortium that comprises Vast Solar, CyD, Solar Dynamics, Alia Energy Consulting and Critical Engineering, has jointly developed Flexitank, a novel design for high temperature molten salt thermal energy storage tanks used in CSP and standalone thermal energy storage. The Flexitank solves a serious issue in the CSP industry. Due [...]

New tank design promises to significantly improve the reliability Concentrated Solar Power of thermal energy storage

A consortium including Australian concentrated solar power company Vast Solar has filed to patent a new tank design for thermal energy storage systems. The new design, it says, substantially mitigates the risk of tank failures which have been identified as one of the key shortcomings of the economical storage technology. [...]

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 [...]

Australia’s first large Concentrated Solar Power plant hinges on Glencore terms

Vast Solar's hybrid Concentrated Solar Power project at the Mount Isa mining town would cut power prices and emissions and offtake talks are "positive," Craig Wood, CEO of Vast Solar, told Reuters Events. In July, Vast Solar announced it was developing a 50 MW hybrid CSP-PV-gas plant in the mining [...]

Aurora project may still include concentrated solar power as 1414 signs with Vast Solar

The once languishing Aurora Solar Energy Project has taken another important step forward this week after developer 1414 Degrees announced it may add modular concentrated solar power to the project’s current proposed mix of solar PV, battery storage and 1414’s proprietary thermal storage. Aurora was supposed to be the location [...]

Australian mining town picked for first large Concentrated Solar Power plant

Vast Solar in talks to build Concentrated Solar Power plant in Queensland. Vast Solar is in talks to build a 50 MW hybrid Concentrated Solar Power -PV-gas plant in the off-grid Mount Isa mining town in Queensland, Australia, local media reported. The A$600 million ($420.0 million) plant would combine Concentrating [...]

SolarPACES Award Winner Vast Solar Plans a 50MW 24/7 Australian Concentrated Solar Power Project

Australian solar thermal developer Vast Solar has unveiled plans to take its technology into the mainstream, unveiling a $600 million proposal to build a “baseload” solar plant in Mt Isa that will combine solar thermal, solar PV, battery storage and fast-acting gas generators. The plan, being supported and advised by [...]

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