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Through highly targeted research programs, we will deliver the next wave of cost reductions for solar thermal technologies, to ensure solar thermal is competitive with other renewable and traditional energy sources and develop Australia’s capability to deliver this technology.

Although solar thermal offers a number of benefits over other renewable energy technologies, it is yet to reach the cost levels of wind, hydro or photovoltaic power stations.

ASTRI is changing this. We will make solar thermal technologies competitive with current renewable energy sources and with traditional fossil fuel power stations. Our goal is to lower the cost of solar thermal power from 26.5 to 12 cents a kilowatt hour by 2020.

Our goal is to lower the cost of solar thermal power to 12 cents a kilowatt hour; targeting 20 cents a kilowatt hour by 2016 and 12 cents by 2020, whilst providing a power source that can be adjusted to demand (dispatchable generation).

To ensure rigour and consistency in ASTRI’s outputs our team will develop a set of relevant standardised measurements and models for Australian conditions that will allow accurate and informed commercialisation decisions to be made.

ASTRI is supported by the Australian Government, through the Australian Renewable Energy Agency.

About Concentrating Solar Thermal Technologies

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ASTRI Highlights and Achievements

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ASTRI and CST Overview

ASTRI and CST Overview

Concentrating Solar Thermal (CST) started as a vision – to generate electricity from an

ASTRI Background

ASTRI was initiated as an 8-year Strategic Research Initiative (SRI) under the United

General CST Considerations

Value proposition of CST technologies The value proposition of CST technologies is excellent.

Lessons learned from international CST deployments

History (past and recent) tell us that: Time improves performance and will reduce costs;

Focusing forward

Multi-faceted overall CST strategy for Australia Australia is indeed a privileged country in

CST strategy for Australia

What does Australia’s overall CST Strategy look like? To develop a viable CST industry,

ASTRI Leadership Team

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