Imperial College London has teamed up with the University of Pretoria, the University of Lagos and the University of Mauritius as part of the Royal Society’s Africa Capacity Building Initiative to help develop concentrated solar power technology. But what exactly is CSP and what could the initiative achieve? In 2015, [...]
Ngong Hills Wind Farm in Nairobi, Kenya, sited close to where there is significant demand for electricity (Nairobi) and near existing infrastructure, is a good example of multiple land uses for recreation (a popular hiking area for locals), energy generation, and livestock grazing. The location and potential of [...]
Algeria will soon float a massive tender to set up more than 4,000 megawatts of solar power capacity. According to media reports, Algeria’s Ministry of Energy will soon launch a tender for 4,020 megawatts of solar PV capacity. The tender is expected to be floated by this month’s end [...]
Abengoa receives Provisional Acceptance Certificate for Khi Solar One, the first concentrated solar power tower plant on the African continent
Khi Solar One has 50 MW of installed capacity and a two-hour storage capacity, incorporating cutting-edge technology developed by Abengoa. Following commissioning, the plant is officially handed over to Khi Solar One Pty. Ltd, a corporation that is made up of Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), Khi Community Trust and [...]
Hundreds of curved mirrors, each as big as a bus, are ranked in rows covering 1,400,000 sq m (15m sq ft) of desert, an area the size of 200 football fields. The massive complex sits on a sun-blasted site at the foot of the High Atlas mountains, 10km (6 miles) [...]
The Ilangalethu CSP1 Project is a thermal renewable energy power station that utilises concentrated solar power (CSP) technology, which uses mirrors to concentrate the sun to produce steam that is used to drive a conventional steam turbine, which in turn drives a generator to produce electricity. The Ilangalethu CSP 1 [...]
SENER and ACCIONA start the turnkey construction of the Kathu Concentrated Solar Power for 500 million Euros
Located in the town of Kathu, in South Africa’s Northern Cape Province, this project makes up part of the 2010 IRP (Integrated Resource Program) National Electricity Plan, and will provide an increase in the country's generation capacity until it reaches 86.8 GW in 2030, of which 24% will be renewable. [...]
The turnkey EPC was developed for the Saudi corporation ACWA Power and required an investment of more than €300 million. The Bokpoort concentrated solar plant, built by a joint venture between Spain’s ACCIONA, SENER and TSK and South Africa’s Crowie, was inaugurated today near Upington in Northern Cape Province of [...]
Solar energy could reach 70 GW, including concentrated solar power (CSP) plants that will have a huge role specifically in North Africa. The African continent could generate nearly a quarter of its energy needs through the use of indigenous, clean, renewable energy by 2030, according to a new report by [...]
ACWA Power to provide solar energy to South Africa's national grid with storage capacity of 1300MWh (eqv. 9.3 operational hours).
SENER signs contract for 500 million Euros in the world’s largest concentrated solar power (CSP) complex
Following a contract won in Morocco worth more than 500 million Euros, the technology and engineering group SENER is beginning construction of concentrated solar power (CSP) plants Noor II and Noor III.
Abengoa signs a MoU with Egypt to cooperate in the development of the national Concentrated Solar Power
This MoU sets cooperation terms for the development of dispatchable concentrated solar power plants, in particular Solar Thermal Electricity (STE), in Egypt.
Part of what makes TuNur feasible is the falling cost of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP).