The ACWA Power Solafrica Bokpoort Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant, one of the major drivers of renewable energy in South Africa, has achieved another significant first, having announced the largest infrastructure refinancing initiative to be implemented in the country. Project financiers, led by Investec Bank, have concluded the first refinancing [...]
The South African-based Bokpoort Concentrated Solar Power project, now in its fifth year of production, celebrated yet another huge production record. The 50MW Concentrated Solar Thermal Power (CSP) Parabolic Trough Power Plant with 9.3-hour storage set a new winter production record in August 2020. Bokpoort CSP CEO, Christo Spammer, shared [...]
South Africa’s Bokpoort CSP celebrates another Production Milestone as the Global Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Drive Intensifies. The CEO for Bokpoort CSP, Mr Ryno Lacock was proud to announce that on the 27th November 2017, the plant clocked production of 1009.31 MWh in a single day. This is the highest [...]
Having set the African record of 161 hours for continuous operation at a load factor of 76% before an inclement weather interruption during its first month of operation, the Bokpoort concentrated solar plant (CSP) in the Northern Cape is a shining example of the immense potential of CSP technology as [...]
Head-quartered in Saudi Arabia, ACWA Power is a world leading developer, investor, co-owner and operator of a portfolio of power generation plants. Positioning as a major player in global renewable energy sector has been a crucial part of ACWA’s strategy. In concentrated solar power domain, the giant makes the whole [...]
Bokpoort Concentrated Solar Power Plant delivers six days of continuous, full-load electricity – an African record
ACCIONA, SENER and TSK built Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant in South Africa has set a new African record for the continuous, round the clock supply of electricity. Within the first month of commercial operation, the newly-inaugurated 50 MW Bokpoort CSP plant, produced electricity for a continuous period of 161 [...]
ACWA Power has now demonstrated fully dispatchable solar for when the sun doesn’t shine, at Bokpoort in South Africa. Running around the clock for two weeks, ACWA Power’s 50 MW Bokpoort project is an example of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP), the solar that can be called on day or night, because when [...]
Many commercial Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plants are operating in various places around the world, the technological development of storage capacity is advancing with each new CSP plant that comes online. The 50 MW Bokpoort CSP plant is capable of storing more than nine hours of thermal energy. At its [...]
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 [...]
The performance and durability of the reflectors and receivers were tested by Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), and Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (CIEMAT). The Bokpoort Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Project is located in Bokpoort, approximately 25km north of Groblershoop in the Northern Cape Province, South [...]
The Concentrated Solar Power plant which is set to release 50 MW into South Africa's power grid by December is situated in Bokspoort in the Northern Cape.
The largest storage facility of concentrated solar power in the world is currently being built in South Africa.
The Bokpoort concentrated solar power (CSP) facility comprises a solar field, a power block, a thermal-energy storage system and related infrastructure.