The Vast Solar CSP Power Plant – Thermal Energy Storage System is a 30,000kW energy storage project located in Australia.

The thermal energy storage project uses others as its storage technology. The project was announced in 2019 and will be commissioned in 2022.

Description

The Vast Solar CSP Power Plant – Thermal Energy Storage System is being developed by Vast Solar Pty.

The key applications of the project are renewable energy integaration and electric energy time shift.

Contractors involved

Vast Solar Pty is the developer of Vast Solar CSP Power Plant – Thermal Energy Storage System.

Additional information

The 50MW hybrid project proposes to combine a 30MW concentrating solar thermal power plant with 10 hours of storage and a 20 MW (possibly 19 MWac) PV solar plant coupled to 4 MWh of battery storage.

Methodology

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