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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

New tank design promises to significantly improve the reliability of thermal energy storage

Originally published in PV Magazine, authored by Bella Peacock. A consortium has moved to patent a new tank design for the high temperature molten salt tanks used in thermal energy storage systems, like concentrating solar thermal power (CSP) projects. Concentrated [...]

Thermal solar shines light on net zero

An Australian thermal solar company is shining a light on the technology-aided path to net zero that Scott Morrison will spruik at the climate change summit in Glasgow this week. Read Full Article

‘Critical time’: Queensland manufacturing’s transition to net zero

Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen and Minister for Public Works and Procurement The Honourable Mick de Brenni Queensland’s manufacturing sector is on the ‘precipice of a critical time’ as it faces one of the biggest challenges in the transition [...]

Clean energy generator to power North West industry and jobs

Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen and Minister for Public Works and Procurement The Honourable Mick de Brenni New technology construction jobs will be up for grabs in the Mount Isa region to deliver the proposed innovative North West Queensland [...]

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 [...]

QUT research adds shine to $600m energy project

Vast Solar has joined forces with the Queensland University of Technology to help optimise its planned $600 million clean energy project in Mount Isa. The North West Queensland Hybrid Power Plant will use concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) technology based [...]

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