Vast Solar to initiate commercial CSP deployments in Australia

March 22, 2019 | Case Study

Vast Solar is an Australian developer of concentrated solar power (CSP) technology. Unlike competing approaches based on parabolic troughs, the company focuses on the design of modular heliostat systems with integrated thermal storage. This concept has been studied and validated at the company's 1.1 MW pilot facility in New South Wales – which has been operational and connected to the grid since 2017. The objective of this installation was to demonstrate the reliability of thermal storage to match the daily electricity demand while verifying cost reductions resulting from its modular design. Vast Solar is currently moving forward with a 50 MW installation that, once commissioned, will integrate CSP and photovoltaic (PV) modules.

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