Physics ATAR: units 1 & 2 Electrical Power Plants



Liberals promise to help fund construction of Port Augusta solar thermal power station​

THE Federal Government will help fund the construction of a solar thermal power plant near Port Augusta if it wins the election. Environment Minister Greg Hunt on Wednesday promised financial support for the project, which could create up to 1000 jobs during construction. Labor also expects to support the solar power plant and storage facility through a $200 million grants program if it wins government.

Jean, P. (2016, May 18). Liberals promise to hel[ fund construction of Port Augusta Solar Thermal Power Station. The Advertiser. Retrieved from


thermal power station is a power plant in which heat energy is converted to electric power. In most of the world the prime mover is steam driven. Water is heated, turns into steam and spins a steam turbine which drives an electrical generator.

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