Consortium led by French utility EDF tapped to build landmark Noor Midelt I project, combining concentrated solar with PV generation, and minimum 5hrs thermal storage.
State announces $250k for establishment of renewable hydrogen pilot plant on the Gold Coast, on same day it marks state’s “first ever” delivery of green hydrogen.
US company with big solar thermal plans for Australia signs MOU to co-develop 70MW PV farm in NSW.
CSIRO signs deal to make, sell, install its patented concentrating solar thermal generation technology in China. Meanwhie, in Aus..
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.
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.
IRENA report predicts average costs of solar and wind could plunge by up to 60% by 2025, molten salt storage by up to half.
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.
A $1.2bn, 170MW solar tower power and storage plant using Australian made technology is being proposed for Port Augusta.
German CSP developer says its molten salt storage technology can get cost of utility-scale electricity down to between 5-7 cents (US) per kilowatt-hour.