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Category: SolarReseerve

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Solar towers on fast-track after Coalition tips in extra $110m

Solar towers on fast-track after Coalition tips in extra $110m

Xenophon expects deal struck on tax package will guarantee first large scale solar thermal plant within 2 years, and developers are confident after Coalition confirmed its $110 million of concessional loans would be “over and above” any CEFC/ARENA funding.

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Coalition commits $110m for Port Augusta solar towers

Coalition commits $110m for Port Augusta solar towers

The Coalition commits to $110 million in concessional loans to solar tower and molten salt storage project in Port Augusta, as part of last minute negotiations with the Nick Xenophon Party to pass major tax cuts.

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SolarReserve signs MOU for 70MW solar project in NSW

SolarReserve signs MOU for 70MW solar project in NSW

US company with big solar thermal plans for Australia signs MOU to co-develop 70MW PV farm in NSW.

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Big solar conference: What does 2GW of solar thermal look like?

Big solar conference: What does 2GW of solar thermal look like?

As more wind and solar is introduced into the grid, more storage will be needed. SolarReserve has plans for a facility of up to 2GW in Nevada.

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SolarReserve unveils 450MW solar tower and storage project in Chile

SolarReserve unveils 450MW solar tower and storage project in Chile

SolarReserve, which hopes to build 110MW solar tower and storage facility in Port Augusta, unveils plans for a facility 4x that size in Chile.

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Why new coal? Solar towers + storage beats it on all counts

Why new coal? Solar towers + storage beats it on all counts

Developers of solar tower and storage technology lays down challenge to proposed new “clean” coal plants, saying their technology wins on price, flexibility, fuel costs and emissions.

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BHP gas deal ends brown coal fantasy, could pave way for solar thermal

BHP gas deal ends brown coal fantasy, could pave way for solar thermal

BHP Billiton electricity supply agreement with existing NSW gas generator could open the path for the much touted solar tower and molten salt storage project.

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SolarReserve unveils plans for 2,000MW solar and storage plant

SolarReserve unveils plans for 2,000MW solar and storage plant

US solar developer wants to build world’s biggest solar development, a 2,000MW, $US5 billion project featuring its solar tower and molten salt storage technology.

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Hazelwood closure could open path for solar towers and storage

Hazelwood closure could open path for solar towers and storage

The impending closure of the big Hazelwood brown coal generator in Victoria could provide the impetus for the construction of the first large scale solar tower and storage project in Australia.