Project Quick Facts

90,000 HOMES POWERED
150 MEGAWATTS
(MW)

150 MEGAWATTS (MW)

The Aurora Solar Energy Project located near Port Augusta is a 150 megawatt solar thermal power station using SolarReserve’s proprietary molten salt technology - under normal operating conditions the plant will have a capacity of about 135MW, with the ability to increase that output in favourable conditions, such as in the evening

0 FOSSIL FUEL
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0 EMISSIONS

SolarReserve’s unique solar + storage technology does not require any natural gas backup

500 GIGAWATT-HOURS
ENERGY PER YEAR
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500 GIGAWATT-HOURS ENERGY PER YEAR

Storage allows the facility to produce more than twice as much net annual output (gigawatt hours) than an equivalent capacity photovoltaic (PV) solar project

1,100 MEGAWATT-HOURS
ENERGY STORAGE

1100 MEGAWATT-HOURS ENERGY STORAGE

SolarReserve’s patented solar thermal energy storage technology enables reliable, on-demand, energy production – even after dark

8 HRS FULL LOAD
STORAGE

8 HRS FULL LOAD STORAGE

Storage will enable the plant to operate just like a conventional coal or gas power station, reliably generating electricity day and night – except without any emissions

40 YRS STORAGE WITH
NO DEGRADATION
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40+ YEARS STORAGE WITH NO DEGRADATION

Unlike batteries, molten salt lasts for 40 years or more, without any degradation or need for replacement; it also costs less than batteries

4,000 DIRECT, INDIRECT
AND INDUCED JOBS

4,000 DIRECT, INDIRECT AND INDUCED JOBS

The project will create approximately 4,000 direct, indirect, and induced jobs, with a large portion in South Australia

650 CONSTRUCTION
JOBS
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650 CONSTRUCTION JOBS

The Aurora project is expected to create 650 full time construction jobs for a duration of 30 months