Autralia Selects Acciona to Build Solar Thermal Project

13 May 2010 (Last Updated May 13th, 2010 18:30)

Solar power company Acciona will build a solar thermal power plant in Australia after winning a bidding round with the Australian Government. The firm said it will use parabolic trough technology to build the 200MW power plant at a single site in Queensland or South Australia.

Solar power company Acciona will build a solar thermal power plant in Australia after winning a bidding round with the Australian Government.

The firm said it will use parabolic trough technology to build the 200MW power plant at a single site in Queensland or South Australia.

Acciona said it is also considering partnerships with other firms for the project.

Australia's Solar Flagships Program aims to encourage large-scale solar power generation of up to 1,000MW.