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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.

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SolarReserve proposes 110MW solar tower and storage plant for Australia

SolarReserve proposes 110MW solar tower and storage plant for Australia

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.

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Melbourne Uni taps CEFC loan to cut power costs, grid dependence

Melbourne Uni taps CEFC loan to cut power costs, grid dependence

University of Melbourne hopes to cut grid electricity use by 8% using CEFC finance to install voltage optimisation technology, solar and wind micro-turbines.

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First 160MW of huge Noor solar thermal plant connected to Moroccan grid

First 160MW of huge Noor solar thermal plant connected to Moroccan grid

First 160MW of Morocco’s CSP Noor project connected to grid, with another 350MW to come online by 2018.

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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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The Clean Energy Finance Corporation is meant to back winners, not minnows

The Clean Energy Finance Corporation is meant to back winners, not minnows

Solar thermal technology is still an outside bet – and not the kind of investment the CEFC was set up to make.

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ACT swamped by 976MW of solar plus storage proposals

ACT swamped by 976MW of solar plus storage proposals

ACT plan to install 50MW of next generation solar plus storage attracts 30 proposals totalling near 1GW of projects.