Africa

Ilangalethu CSP 1 concentrated solar power project

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. [...]

ACCIONA, SENER and TSK inaugurate the Bookpoort concentrated solar power plant in South Africa

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 [...]

Africa can quadruple share of renewable energy by 2030

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 [...]

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.

South Africa to bid 1800 MW among unsuccessful bidders from Windows 1 to 4

It is expected that the financial close for Window 4 projects will occur at the end of this year, with commercial operations starting from November 2016.

Concentrated solar power (CSP) industry in South Africa has called for clarity on connection to the power grid

The concentrated solar power (CSP) industry in South Africa has called for clarity on connection to the power grid, as well as certainty about timeframes.

SENER and ACCIONA to build the Kathu Concentrated Solar Power complex in South Africa for more than EUR 500 million

SENER and ACCIONA together form the consortium chosen to develop the turnkey project of the Kathu Concentrated Solar Power plant.

Mott MacDonald: Sub-Saharan Africa’s first Concentrated Solar Power plant becomes operational in South Africa

KaXu Solar One concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in Pofadder, South Africa has become the first in Sub-Saharan Africa to enter operation.