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Vast Solar to grow Port Augusta CSP to 150 MW at old SolarReserve site

Originally published in SolarPACES, authored by Susan Kraemer. When SolarReserve proposed a 150 MW tower Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) power plant for Port Augusta, the firm was fresh off completing Crescent Dunes, the world’s first attempt at utility scale tower [...]

Australian Solar Thermal Research Institute: Public Dissemination Report

We're pleased to be able to share a recent public dissemination report (PDR) by The Australian Solar Thermal Research Institute (ASTRI), written by Director Dominic Zaal. Please click here to view. ASTRI is a collaboration between leading national and international [...]

Vast Solar agrees joint venture with 1414 Degrees to progress Port Augusta project

Vast Solar is pleased to announce it will be co-developing the Aurora Energy Project (Aurora) through its acquisition of 50% of the shares in Silicon Aurora Pty Ltd (Silicon Aurora) from 1414 Degrees (14D) for $2.5 million. The agreement is [...]

Vast Solar pushes ahead with ‘world-class’ solar thermal project

Originally published in pv magazine, authored by David Carroll. Australian solar thermal specialist Vast Solar has announced plans to build a 30MW concentrated solar thermal power plant with more than eight hours of energy storage near Port Augusta in South [...]

Minister for Industry, Energy and Emissions Reduction, Angus Taylor, praises Vast Solar following announcement for $110m financing

We have a new player in this who is a world leader. Vast Solar is one of six to receive an innovation award from the International Energy Agency, so globally they are recognised as an absolute world leader in solar [...]

Vast Solar reboots Port August solar thermal plans, with $110m federal funds

Originally published in Renew Economy, authored by Sophie Vorrath. Plans to build a solar thermal power plant in Port Augusta are back on the table, after local outfit Vast Solar was awarded federal government backing to build a 30MW project [...]

Vast Solar to build world-leading solar thermal project in South Australia

Vast Solar has received Australian Government backing to build a concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) plant in Port Augusta, South Australia. The plant will generate clean, low-cost, reliable power, and catalyse an export-focussed renewables manufacturing industry.  Through its 2022-23 Budget [...]

Vast Solar integrates synchronous condensers into solar thermal projects

In an important breakthrough for the energy transition, concentrating solar thermal power (CSP) projects, such as those being developed by Vast Solar, can operate as synchronous condensers even when the CSP is not generating by using Doosan Škoda Power turbines [...]

Australian solar thermal company shortlisted as global ‘pioneer’

Originally published in PV Magazine, authored by Bella Peacock. Sydney-based concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) company Vast Solar has been named as one of 23 companies shortlisted for Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s (BNEF) Pioneers program which recognises “game-changing technologies or [...]

Alan Kohler: Long-duration energy storage systems are writing coal’s death certificate

"In Mount Isa, another local company, Vast Solar, is using molten salt to store the energy from the mirrors that concentrate the sun’s heat." Read Full Article

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