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Solar and wind costs predicted to plunge by 60% by 2025

Solar and wind costs predicted to plunge by 60% by 2025

IRENA report predicts average costs of solar and wind could plunge by up to 60% by 2025, molten salt storage by up to half.

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Hewson's Solastor promises world's cheapest 24/7 solar power

Hewson’s Solastor promises world’s cheapest 24/7 solar power

NSW-based solar thermal company Solastor claims its modular CSP tower technology, which uses graphite blocks for storage, can produce “baseload” electricity for 12c/kWh and replace hundreds of coal plants in Australia and around the world.

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Hewson-backed company plans 170MW solar thermal "baseload" power plant for Port Augusta

Hewson-backed company plans 170MW solar thermal “baseload” power plant for Port Augusta

A $1.2bn, 170MW solar tower power and storage plant using Australian made technology is being proposed for Port Augusta.

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"Baseload" solar at 5c/kWh? How solar + storage can be cheaper than coal

“Baseload” solar at 5c/kWh? How solar + storage can be cheaper than coal

German CSP developer says its molten salt storage technology can get cost of utility-scale electricity down to between 5-7 cents (US) per kilowatt-hour.

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RayGen names new CEO as it targets export market

RayGen names new CEO as it targets export market

Concentrating solar PV technology company RayGen Resources names Alex Wyatt as its new CEO.

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Morocco opens first solar thermal plant as it shoots for 52% renewables

Morocco opens first solar thermal plant as it shoots for 52% renewables

Morocco will open its first solar thermal plant in the next few days, the first of 2,000MW of solar capacity to be built in next 5 years as the country aims to replace more than half of its fossil fuel imports with renewable energy by 2030.

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Renewables clean up at Chile energy auction, including 24-hour solar

Renewables clean up at Chile energy auction, including 24-hour solar

Chile energy auction sees wind and solar sweep aside fossil fuel alternatives, including a $97/MWh bid for “overnight” solar, meaning storage included.

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Frustrated with slow solar thermal progress? Print your own 3D solar plant

Frustrated with slow solar thermal progress? Print your own 3D solar plant

Australian research group releases 3D printable model of 25MW concentrating solar thermal power plant in bid to spread the word on CST’s huge potential.

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Construction begins on huge solar tower plant for Port Augusta farm

Construction begins on huge solar tower plant for Port Augusta farm

Construction begins on CSP tower plant for Sundrop Farms – a world first use of large-scale CSP for heat, water and power to grow tomatoes in the SA desert.

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Concentrating solar power not worth much without storage, say executives

Concentrating solar power not worth much without storage, say executives

In the quest for competitive concentrated solar power, storage is a must.

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1GW solar plant - the world's largest - planned for Omani oil field

1GW solar plant – the world’s largest – planned for Omani oil field

It’s a gigawatt of concentrated solar power for enhanced oil production.