Plans to build a solar thermal tower power plant with storage in Port Augusta have gained strong popular support, according to a new poll, which shows a majority of South Australians think the project should get federal government funding.
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ARENA has announced a group of nine new cutting edge research and development projects to be supported by its latest funding round, including industrial solar thermal systems and sodium-based battery storage.
There is nothing wrong with the technical fundamentals of the Linear Fresnel Reflector (LFR) technology. We should not throw solar babies out with the bath water.
US solar developer says large-scale solar tower and storage could be blue-print to bring in higher levels of renewable energy and accelerate transition away from coal, and gas. It proposes a “price competitive” 110MW plant with 8 hours storage for Port Augusta.
University of Melbourne hopes to cut grid electricity use by 8% using CEFC finance to install voltage optimisation technology, solar and wind micro-turbines.
Chile energy auction sees wind and solar sweep aside fossil fuel alternatives, including a $97/MWh bid for “overnight” solar, meaning storage included.
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.
Solar thermal technology is still an outside bet – and not the kind of investment the CEFC was set up to make.
ACT plan to install 50MW of next generation solar plus storage attracts 30 proposals totalling near 1GW of projects.