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Aurora Solar Energy Project

Status Date: October 23, 2017
Project Overview
Project Name: Aurora Solar Energy Project
Country: Australia
Location: Port Augusta
Technology: Power tower
Turbine Capacity: Net: 135.0 MW Gross: 150.0 MW
Status: Under development
Start Year: 2020

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Technology: Power tower
Status: Under development
Country: Australia
City: Port Augusta
Electricity Generation: 495,000 MWh/yr (Expected)
Contact(s): Webmaster Solar
Key References: Fact sheet
Break Ground: 2018
Start Production: 2020
Cost (approx): 650 $ million
Incentives: $110 million federal loan


Developer(s): Solar Reserve

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Heat-Transfer Fluid Type: Molten Salt

Power Block

Turbine Capacity (Gross): 150.0 MW
Turbine Capacity (Net): 135.0 MW
Output Type: Steam Rankine
Cooling Method: Dry cooling

Thermal Storage

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