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CSIRO inks major China solar thermal deal, but home market remains stalled

CSIRO inks major China solar thermal deal, but home market remains stalled

CSIRO signs deal to make, sell, install its patented concentrating solar thermal generation technology in China. Meanwhie, in Aus..

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Australia in danger of missing out on solar thermal and storage

Australia in danger of missing out on solar thermal and storage

IEA report says global capacity for solar thermal could more than treble in next five years, with focus on China, Chile, Morocco and South Africa.

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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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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.