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Work begins on world's biggest solar tower and storage plant

Work begins on world’s biggest solar tower and storage plant

Work begins in Dubai on world’s largest solar tower with storage facility, featuring a 260m tower.

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Why solar towers and storage plants will reshape energy markets

Why solar towers and storage plants will reshape energy markets

More details emerge of the contract for the Port Augusta solar tower and storage project, and why it means huge change for energy markets, and a shift of focus from “base-load” fossil fuel to clean, flexible capacity built around “base-cost” renewables.

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Coal communities lead march to clean energy

Coal communities lead march to clean energy

Port Augusta becomes latest Australian coal hub to embrace renewables – and just as well, considering new data on coal plant pollution.

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How solar tower and storage won on costs

How solar tower and storage won on costs

SolarReserve says its winning solar tower and molten salt storage project can deliver dispatchable, renewable power at just $78/MWh. Why so low?

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Solar PV could provide 30% of power needs by 2030, ARENA says

Solar PV could provide 30% of power needs by 2030, ARENA says

ARENA says solar PV could account for 30% of Australia’s power needs by 2030, as it unveils its new investment priorities – storage and reliability, solar innovation, energy productivity and renewable energy exports. Also, expect an announcement on solar thermal soon.

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SolarReserve signs MOU for 70MW solar project in NSW

SolarReserve signs MOU for 70MW solar project in NSW

US company with big solar thermal plans for Australia signs MOU to co-develop 70MW PV farm in NSW.

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Origin gas deal brings mothballed Pelican Point back online

Origin gas deal brings mothballed Pelican Point back online

Mothballed Pelican Point power station fires up again after Origin agrees to sell it some gas and take its output, possibly giving opening to solar thermal.

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CSIRO says Australia can get to 100 per cent renewable energy

CSIRO says Australia can get to 100 per cent renewable energy

CSIRO says no technical barriers to 100% renewables, and levels of up to 30% should be considered “trivial” as other energy experts reject conservative attachment to “baseload” fossil fuels.

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SA energy minister offers hope for solar thermal and storage

SA energy minister offers hope for solar thermal and storage

SA energy minister warns dismantling state RET would succeed only in killing “dispatchable, baseload” solar thermal.

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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.