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Solar Reserve receives approval for SA concentrated solar thermal plant

The Port Augusta located, concentrated solar thermal plant has reached a significant, yet not surprising, milestone in achieving development approval for the plant. The Aurora plant will have 150 MW of capacity and 8 hours of storage.

The development approval suggests that the $110 million concessional loan from the Federal Government is all but secured. It is understood that the funding was allocated in the May 2017 Federal budget and to be administered through ARENA.

The plant is scheduled to deliver 100% of its output to the SA Government under a long term agreement beginning in 2020.

Further information can be found on our previous article

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