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

Press Releases|

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

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 [...]

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

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

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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 – [...]

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