The future of solar thermal power once promised so much, but has the shine worn off?

9 April 2019

Has the shine worn off the promise of vast amounts of cheap, reliable base load power from giant solar thermal power plants?

It is a question stemming from the scrapping of South Australia's $650 million SolarReserve Aurora Solar Energy Project, which had been lauded by former premier Jay Weatherill and the City of Port Augusta, as both grappled with the closure of the city's coal-fired power station.

Read the full article, including commentary by Dr John Pye, on the ABC News website.

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