Solar Thermal for Port Augusta - Update

In May this year, STELR news reported that the federal government was backing a solar thermal plant for Port Augusta.

This week, the South Australian Premier, Jay Wheatherill, announced that construction of the $650 million plant will commence in 2018 and be completed by 2020, to supply 5% of the state’s power needs. 

It will power more than 90,000 homes and during construction will provide 700 jobs for local workers. Read more...

You can also find out more about South Australia’s Energy strategy here: