ARENA tips another $4.8m into RayGen Resources, to boost manufacture and commercialisation of home-grown PV Ultra solar tower power technology.
Work begins in Dubai on world’s largest solar tower with storage facility, featuring a 260m tower.
Dubai auction attracts $95/MWh offer for solar tower and storage, a record low.
Coalition seeks feedback on Port Augusta solar tower funding, but already appears to have agreed to equity funds rather than loan.
Federal energy minister to lead trade delegation to Israel, including visit to what will be world’s tallest solar tower.
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.
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.
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.
A $1.2bn, 170MW solar tower power and storage plant using Australian made technology is being proposed for Port Augusta.
Labor proposes $206 million funding round for solar towers, will protect ARENA, and free investment shackles from CEFC.