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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.

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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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New hope for solar towers, but South Aust. loads dice to favour gas

New hope for solar towers, but South Aust. loads dice to favour gas

New energy tender could provide new avenue for solar towers with storage as South Australia seeks new entrants into electricity market to reduce the stranglehold of a small group of gas-fired generators. But the government has loaded the dice in favour of a previously mothballed but now operating gas generator.

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ANU team cracks solar thermal efficiency of 97% – a world record

ANU team cracks solar thermal efficiency of 97% – a world record

ANU scientists achieve record solar thermal efficiency of 97% – a breakthrough that could cut CST electricity costs by 10%.

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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.