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AUSRA to add solar to coal fired power plant by Justin Blows
October 9, 2009, 7:41 am
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The are numerous reports that AUSRA is planning to add a 23 MW solar thermal boosting stage to a coal fired power station in Queensland.

The modification to the Kogan Creek power station, currently a 750 MW plant, depends on government funding which is yet to be allocated.

Prof. David Mills, the original brains behind AUSRA, did something similar at Liddell Power Station, NSW.

Apparently, in the US, Abengoa is teaming up with Xcel energy to also provide a solar boost to a coal plant.

This approach makes a lot of sense, at least for now, because it makes good use of existing turbines and other infrastructure already part of the coal fired plant.

Justin Blows


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