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Vast Solar selected by Australian and German governments for AUD$19.48m and EUR13.2m to advance green methanol production to power zero emission shipping and aviation

Australian cleantech company Vast Solar, a world-leader in concentrated solar thermal power (CSP), and the Solar Methanol Consortium have been selected to receive AUD$19.48m and EUR13.2m from a collaboration between the Australian and German Governments to develop a world-first green methanol demonstration plant, SM1 in Port Augusta, South Australia. The German-Australian [...]

Vast Solar and Sage Geosystems Announce Strategic Collaboration on Hybrid Power Generation and Storage Projects

Vast Solar Pty Ltd. and Sage Geosystems Inc. (Sage) announced a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to evaluate global opportunities to integrate concentrated solar power (CSP) generation and long-duration energy storage (ES) deep in the earth to supply clean, dispatchable baseload electricity. Vast Solar Logo Wind and solar are [...]

Vast Solar Signs Letter of Intent to Purchase 13,500 Sodium-Ion Batteries from Natron Energy in 2023

Leader in concentrated solar power (CSP) aims to integrate sodium-ion batteries to maximize energy storage performance. Vast Solar, an Australian company and leading developer of concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) technology, today announced a collaboration with Natron Energy, Inc. ("Natron"), a global leader in the manufacturing of sodium-ion batteries. This [...]

Repowering Port Augusta for superior concentrated solar power storage

Port Augusta’s on-again, off-again solar thermal power plant is on again. But this time, the heat is on to prove the technology in time to transition other power station towns. Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Port Augusta’s concentrated solar power plant is back from the dead. Vast Solar's [...]

Vast Solar plans “Concentrated Solar Power gigafactory” for heliostats and receivers in Queensland

Australian concentrating solar thermal developer Vast Solar has unveiled plans to establish a “CSP gigafactory” to manufacture its heliostats and solar receivers on Australian soil, after a successful trial at a pilot plant. The company – which is hoping to develop a 30 MW Concentrated Solar Power plant with 12 [...]

Vast Solar wins US backing for concentrated solar power

Australian renewable energy company Vast Solar is part of a US grouping that has received US$2.3 million from the US government to develop its concentrated solar power (CSP) technology. The company is developing modular solar thermal power, utilising liquid sodium as the solar heat transfer fluid. This is being deployed [...]

Concentrated solar power touted as part of Queensland’s clean energy future

An Australian company says its technology can help solve the problem of around-the-clock clean energy as Queensland gears up to become a renewable energy powerhouse. A concentrated solar thermal plant reflects sunlight into arrays at the top of towers.(Supplied: Vast Solar) A chronic issue for the most common renewable energy [...]

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 [...]

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