Aurora Solar Energy Project

Status Date

Background

Technology
Power Tower
Status
Under Development
Location

SA
Australia

Region
Port Augusta
Lat/Long Location
Electricity Generation
500,000 MWh/yr (Expected)
Key References
Break Ground Date
Start Production Date
Cost (approx)
650 million AU$
PPA/Tariff Date
PPA/Tariff Rate
78 AU$/MWh
PPA/Tariff Period
20 years
Incentives
AU$110 million federal loan

Participants

Developer(s)
Solar Reserve

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Heat-Transfer Fluid Type
Molten Salt

Power Block

Turbine Capacity (Gross)
150 MW
Turbine Capacity (Net)
135 MW
Output Type
Steam Rankine
Cooling Method
Dry Cooling

Thermal Storage

Storage Type
2-tank direct
Storage Capacity
8 hours
Storage Description
Molten salt

Project Overview

Project Name: Aurora Solar Energy Project
Location: Australia
(SA)
Technology: Power Tower
Turbine Capacity (Net):
135 MW
Turbine Capacity (Gross):
150 MW
Status: Under Development
Start Year: 2020

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