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Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) could save $1B of new investments in Australia’s electric grid

A collaborative research study has shown energy derived from concentrating solar thermal power (CST) can be a cost-effective solution to augmenting Australia’s power grid, saving almost a $1b in network investment. A collaborative research study has shown energy derived from concentrating solar thermal power (CST) can be a cost-effective solution to augmenting Australia’s power grid, […]

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Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) a cost-effective ingredient for powering the grid

A collaborative research study has shown energy derived from concentrating solar thermal power (CST) can be a cost-effective solution to augmenting Australia’s power grid, saving almost a $1b in network investment. A collaborative research study has shown energy derived from concentrating solar thermal power (CST) can be a cost-effective solution to augmenting Australia’s power grid, […]

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New wind farm in Tasmania

The Vestas-equipped Musselroe wind farm in Tasmania has been officially opened. The 168 MW wind farm at Cape Portland features 56 V90 3MW wind turbines and the Danish manufacturer has inked a 10-year service agreement. software download Musselroe is operated by Woolnorth Wind Farm Holdings, a joint venture between Shenhua Clean Energy Holdings and Hydro […]

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Feasibility study to be conducted in Australia for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) hybrid plants

ARENA, Alinta agree funds for Port Augusta Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) study. ARENA announced on Wednesday it would contribute $1million to the study, with $1.2 million to come from Alinta and a further $123,000 from the state government. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency has finally come to an agreement with the privately-owned Alinta to co-fund […]

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SolarReserve Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Expands International into Australia

SolarReserve opens an office in Perth, offering unique, reliable Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) solutions that will benefit Australia’s mining sector and the environment. SolarReserve, a leading developer of large-scale solar power projects and advanced solar thermal technology, today announced the company’s international expansion into Australia through the opening of its office in Perth. Continuing its […]

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Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) in Australia

Large-scale concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) generation can provide substantial economic benefits to Australia. mobile cell phone tracking Currently, Australia has about 8.5 MW of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) installed (Liddell and Lake Cargelligo) and 44 MW under operation (Kogan Creek Solar Boost) to come online during 2013. The Australian Solar Thermal Energy Association announces […]

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Australia Turns Back the Clock on Climate Change

The newly-elected conservative government in Australia has meant a significant shift in the country’s environmental and climate policy and serious concerns are raised about the implications that these shifts can ultimately mean for the country’s sensitive eco-systems and wildlife. Since coming in to office, the newly-elected conservative government in Autralia has already abolished the national climate […]

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AUSTELA adpats the SAM tool for the Australian CSP market

Hot on the heels of ARENA’s decision against supporting Alinta’s development of solar thermal power generation in Port Augusta, the federal government has launched an set of online tools, funded by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, aimed at helping researchers, developers and financiers assess the commercial prospects of Concentrating Solar Thermal power projects in Australia. Originally developed […]

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ARENA rejects funding for Alinta’s project for CSP plant in Australia

Alinta drops Port Augusta concentrated solar power project after ARENA rejects funding. Efforts to build Australia’s first large scale concentrated solar thermal project at Port Augusta have been frustrated. Efforts to build Australia’s first large scale concentrated solar thermal project at Port Augusta have been frustrated after Alinta Energy said it was dropping the plan […]

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Wind energy in Australia: Goldwind achieves financial close for Gullen Range wind farm

Goldwind announced the financial close on its largest overseas wind power project – the 165.5MW Gullen Range Wind Farm. The financing facility was closed and the first drawdown has been completed.  The  transaction  includes  a  project  financing  facility  of  $250m AUD.  The  National Australia Bank (NAB) acted as Financial Advisor and also led the financing as […]

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The Australian Government’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) started operations on 1 July and has announced financing for two major wind farms. In a statement, the CEFC said it is investing $50 million as part of the refinancing of the A$1 billion Macarthur Wind Farm, in south-western Victoria. The 420 megawatt (MW) wind farm is […]

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