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


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


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


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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