Vast Solar unveiled plans for $600m dispatchable solar in Mount Isa

Austela member and solar thermal developer Vast Solar has unveiled plans to provide 50MW of 24/7 continuous power to Mount Isa in North West Queensland with a “baseload” solar plant that will combine solar thermal, solar PV, battery storage and back up gas generators.

The plant will include a 50 MW solar thermal system with 14 hours of storage, based on Vast Solar's modular molten sodium-based technology, that will generate about half of the total power output.

The project is expected to provide cheaper energy to the local electricity market, currently powered by gas generators.

Read the dedicated news article on RenewEconomy.


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Australian Solar Thermal Energy Association Ltd
ACN: 149 005 210
PO Box 6127
ACT 2602, Australia