Port Augusta becomes latest Australian coal hub to embrace renewables – and just as well, considering new data on coal plant pollution.
SolarReserve says its winning solar tower and molten salt storage project can deliver dispatchable, renewable power at just $78/MWh. Why so low?
Coalition seeks feedback on Port Augusta solar tower funding, but already appears to have agreed to equity funds rather than loan.
SA energy minister warns dismantling state RET would succeed only in killing “dispatchable, baseload” solar thermal.
Former head of Hazelwood coal generator proposes 300MW PV plant, possibly storage, as part of major renewables push.
SolarReserve unveils plans for six large scale solar tower and molten salt storage plants in South Australia, but says it needs a contract to build the first one. But will the state government reach for the sun, or fall back on old gas plants?
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.
DP Energy has been given the green light by SA govt to develop 375MW solar and wind Port Augusta Renewable Energy Park.
There are lessons for South Australia and the rest of the country in how Port Augusta has gone about their transition to renewable energy so far.
The last coal-fired generator in South Australia has been switched off – setting the state on a new path towards a decarbonised grid.
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.