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How Can Solar Reserve Offer the Cheapest Concentrated Solar Power in South Australia?

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Most coverage of SolarReserve’s 150 MW Aurora solar thermal power plant in Port Augusta completely overlooked its biggest news: the South Australian Government just bought the world’s cheapest solar thermal power. SolarReserve will sell solar thermal electricity to the South Australian Government at $75 (AUD) with a guaranteed cap of …

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Seeking $800 million to restart? Chile CSP Station going through crisis again

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Reported from CSPPLAZA: The suspended Cerro Dominador solar plant  in northern Chile is seeking $800 million to restart construction. Last year, EIG Global Energy Partners took it over from Abengoa SA. Fernando Gonzalez, the project’s chief executive officer said , he started pursuing project-finance debt about three weeks ago, and declined to say how …

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Ilanga CSP 1 Station: the first phase of a large solar park complex

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Reported from CSPPLAZA:  Due to heavy reliance on dirty coal-fired power stations, South Africa’s CO2 emissions are among the highest in the world. Howerver, the country is accessible to abundance of sun. A new 100MW CSP station in Karoshoek will help to halt its dependence on coal-fired power. In terms of its global commitments to cut greenhouse gas …

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