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Stanwell joins $600m solar thermal plan for Mount Isa

A $600 million solar thermal plant could start providing Queensland’s major Mount Isa mining province with low-carbon, on-demand power as early as 2023, under a deal struck between state-owned Stanwell Corporation and private firm Vast Solar. An agreement signed between [...]

Stanwell signs up to Vast Solar’s Mt Isa thermal solar project

A novel plan for a 50 megawatt hybrid solar thermal project in Mount Isa has got financial backing from Queensland government-owned energy giant Stanwell Energy. The $600 million project, proposed last year by thermal solar specialist Vast Solar, would mix a unique [...]

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


BREAKING NEWS! Vast Solar wins IEA SolarPACES 2019 Technology Award

Vast Solar Media Release: 8 October 2019 Australian cleantech firm wins global innovation award Breakthrough solar energy generation and storage technology developed in Australia has won the Technology Innovation Award at the International Energy Agency’s SolarPACES 2019 conference. Australian concentrated [...]

Project Director Kurt Drewes explains how CSP works – ABC Central West

Kurt Drewes explains how CSP works

23-04-2019 Australian Financial Review – Solar thermal has big future despite SA project collapse: adviser

Angela Macdonald-Smith Senior Resources Writer Apr 23, 2019 — 12.00am Australia risks missing out on a highly promising renewable energy source if it turns its back on solar thermal technology because of the collapse of SolarReserve's high-profile $650 million project in South [...]

17-04-2019 Bloomberg – Sunlight and Mirrors Still Seen as Part of Australia’s Future Power Mix

By James Thornhill, 17 April 2019 Recent project collapse cast doubt on solar thermal’s future Vast Solar seeks to improve the technology, reduce risks Vast Solar’s 1MW pilot project in Jemalong, Australia. Source: Vast Solar An Australian energy startup says [...]

03-04-2019 – NewEnergyUpdate: CSP

CSP mini tower developer predicts costs below $50/MWh Apr 3, 2019 Vast Solar's modular CSP tower plant with sodium transfer fluid will be competitive with coal and gas plants at scale and the Australian developer could build its first commercial [...]

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