Repowering Port Augusta

Port Augusta is a town at a crossroads. Two coal-fired power stations have closed, and people are deciding how to replace them:  with Australia's first "solar thermal plants" or a "combined cycle fossil gas plant". The Repower Port Augusta Alliance has developed a solid proposal to replace the coal plants with 6 solar thermal plants [...]

By | 2017-04-15T12:41:37+00:00 12 Aug 2016|Concentrated solar thermal, Publications|Comments Off on Repowering Port Augusta

Gemasolar Concentrated Solar Power Plant

The Gemasolar Concentrated Solar Power Plant in Spain began operation in 2011. It  can generate electricity 24 hours a day.  The solar collectors direct sunlight onto a single solar tower, heating molten salt.  This heat can be stored and used as required to drive a steam turbine and generate electricity.  It can run for up [...]

By | 2017-03-28T13:03:01+00:00 28 Jan 2016|BZE Articles, Concentrated solar thermal|Comments Off on Gemasolar Concentrated Solar Power Plant

Rebecca Dunn from Australian National University talks about Solar Thermal

Rebecca Dunn a Researcher and PhD Candidate at Australia's leading Solar Thermal research institution the Australian National University talks about her experience in Solar, about the ANU's research program and about what is happening around the world.   This is Beyond Zero's Special Easter programming

By | 2017-03-23T11:40:47+00:00 01 Apr 2010|BZE Radio, Concentrated solar thermal, Solar energy storage|Comments Off on Rebecca Dunn from Australian National University talks about Solar Thermal

Solar power providing electricity 24 hours a day in summer

By | 2017-03-23T11:39:23+00:00 16 Sep 2009|BZE Radio, Concentrated solar thermal, Solar energy storage|Comments Off on Solar power providing electricity 24 hours a day in summer

Solar power with storage is now mainstream, ‘firming’ wind power for continuous supply

By | 2017-03-23T11:38:47+00:00 28 Jul 2009|BZE Radio, Concentrated solar thermal, Solar energy storage|Comments Off on Solar power with storage is now mainstream, ‘firming’ wind power for continuous supply

Graham Ford, CEO of Heliodynamics, maker of Combined Heat and Power for urban and industrial environments

By | 2017-03-23T11:38:47+00:00 18 Jun 2009|BZE Radio, Concentrated solar thermal|Comments Off on Graham Ford, CEO of Heliodynamics, maker of Combined Heat and Power for urban and industrial environments