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CSIRO's solar thermal air-con providing cool air for shopping centre

CSIRO’s solar thermal air-con providing cool air for shopping centre

CSIRO-developed air-con technology that uses solar thermal collectors to power energy efficient cooling will undergo 12 months testing at Ballarat shopping centre.

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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 unexplained attack on molten salt storage for solar

Hewson’s unexplained attack on molten salt storage for solar

John Hewson’s extraordinary attack on rival solar storage technologies – including the suggestion they are not bankable – has stunned the industry. They are keen to know how Solastor’s technology – described just three years ago as “an expensive way to boil water” can now deliver the world’s cheapest 24/7 solar power.

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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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Solar thermal can offer more than just electricity, experts say

Solar thermal can offer more than just electricity, experts say

Australia should develop new solar thermal projects within the mining industry to power mineral processing facilities, according to experts.

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World's biggest coal supplier signs up for 1,000MW of solar thermal power

World’s biggest coal supplier signs up for 1,000MW of solar thermal power

World’s largest coal supplier commits to 1,000MW of large scale solar tower and storage with proponent of solar tower facility near Port Augusta.

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Strong support for Turnbull govt to fund Port Augusta solar thermal plant

Strong support for Turnbull govt to fund Port Augusta solar thermal plant

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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Sodium-ion battery, thermal energy storage project win ARENA funding

Sodium-ion battery, thermal energy storage project win ARENA funding

A new take on low-cost sodium-ion battery technology, and solar thermal storage for industrial refrigeration.

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Solar thermal, energy storage, biofuels, wave energy head $17m ARENA R&D funding

Solar thermal, energy storage, biofuels, wave energy head $17m ARENA R&D funding

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.

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Why Australia should not abandon world-leading solar boost technology

Why Australia should not abandon world-leading solar boost technology

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.