SolarReserve - CSP with molten salt energy storage technology
SolarReserve is a leading global developer of utility-scale solar power projects headquartered in California, USA with offices in Africa, the Asia-Pacific region, Middle East and Europe. The company has commercialised a proprietary advanced solar thermal technology with integrated energy storage that enables firm, fully dispatchable, non-intermittent electricity to be generated from the sun, day or night. SolarReserve has successfully financed and constructed more than US$1.8 billion of large scale solar projects worldwide, with development and long-term power contracts for 482 megawatts of solar projects. Daniel will discuss SolarReserve Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) with molten salt energy storage technology, its operational Crescent Dunes project and provide an update on SolarReserve’s plans to build the Aurora Solar Energy Project in Port Augusta, the first of a number of projects planned for South Australia.
Daniel Thompson MIEAust CPEng: Director of Development Australia, SolarReserve
Daniel is SolarReserve’s Australian Director of Development, responsible for developing projects in Australia utilising SolarReserve’s solar thermal and integrated storage technology, as well as large scale PV projects.
Prior to joining SolarReserve, Daniel held the role of Manager Sustainable Development at Verve Energy (now Synergy), Western Australia’s largest electricity generator. In this role Daniel oversaw the inception, development, construction and commissioning of off-grid wind/diesel systems and large-scale on-grid wind farms. Daniel’s career achievements include the Project Management of the high penetration Hopetoun, Rottnest Island and Coral Bay wind/diesel systems, and the development of the Grasmere and Mumbida Wind Farms which he oversaw as Project Director. Daniel holds a degree in Electrical (Power) Engineering.
Daniel's presentation deck can be downloaded here.
Nuclear Citizen's Jury #2
One of the members of the second nuclear Citizens' Jury, Graham Davies, will be discussing the process, outcomes, and evidence presented. In October/November 2016 approximately 350 Jurors met to consider the question "Under what circumstances (if any) could South Australia pursue the opportunity to store and dispose of nuclear waste from other countries?" In the final report, two thirds of the jury did not wish to pursue this storage, and one third supported a commitment to pursue under certain circumstances. The report can be found here.