Work begins in Dubai on world’s largest solar tower with storage facility, featuring a 260m tower.
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.
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?
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.
US company with big solar thermal plans for Australia signs MOU to co-develop 70MW PV farm in NSW.
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.
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.
SA energy minister warns dismantling state RET would succeed only in killing “dispatchable, baseload” solar thermal.
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.