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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Vast Solar one of first Australian firms to be nominated as Bloomberg New Energy Finance Pioneer

Australian clean energy firm Vast Solar is one of just 23 companies globally to be shortlisted as a finalist by Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s (BNEF) Pioneers 2022 program.  BNEF Pioneers recognises “a group of game-changing technologies or innovations annually – [...]

New Energy Update – CSP Today, November 2019

Vast Solar in talks with Australian mining groups for first CSP plant Nov 14, 2019 Modular CSP developer Vast Solar sees Australia's mining sector as the greatest deployment opportunity before wind and PV growth creates wholesale market openings, Craig Wood, [...]

International success – Forbes Advocate

Jemalong solar project wins international award for solar breakthrough Breakthrough solar technology developed on a property near Forbes has earned an international industry honour. Concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) company Vast Solar was awarded the Technology Innovation Award at the [...]

PV Magazine Australia – Vast Solar wins International Energy Award


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