In 2006, Lloyd Energy Systems obtained a grant from the Australian Government to assist with the construction of a 3MW facility at Lake Cargelligo using the Larkden Technology.
Lloyd Energy Systems Pty Ltd sold its interests in this project in 2011.
Constructed in 2006, the Lake Cargelligo power station is the earliest demonstration of the Solastor system.
Located just north of Griffith in the central west of New South Wales, Lake Cargelligo is on the outer limits of the main power grid. The town is susceptible to blackouts and power instability. The solar thermal plant was designed to provide peak load support at this ‘extremity’ of the grid.
The facility consists of 8 modules and a steam turbine. It commenced producing electricity in May 2011. More details on this project can be obtained from the Final Public Report – AEST Program – Commonwealth of Australia Department of Resource, Energy and Tourism, August 2011.
In 2016, Solastor began plans to dismantle the Lake Cargelligo site for redevelopment. The new site will be used for research and development as well as for demonstration purposes. Construction of the new site is set to begin early 2017.