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

Articles, Port Augusta Media|

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 pushes ahead with ‘world-class’ solar thermal project

Port Augusta Media, Press Releases|

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

Announcements, Port Augusta Media|

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

Articles, Port Augusta Media|

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

Port Augusta Media, Press Releases|

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

Port Augusta Media, Press Releases|

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’

Articles, Port Augusta Media|

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 [...]

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