KaXu Solar One

New concentrated solar power plants now powering whole of Northern Cape

With yet another renewable energy (RE) project completed on time and on budget, one has to wonder why the Departments of Energy (DoE) and Public Enterprises (DPE) tolerate Eskom’s continued refusal to sign additional power producer agreements. This especially since the latest REIPPP energy price bids that Eskom refuse to [...]

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.

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.

Managing operations at two Concentrated Solar Power plants in South Africa

Schneider Electric has signed an agreement to manage the DCS for the two concentrated solar power (CSP) plants, Khi Solar One and KaXu Solar One, located near Upington.

Schneider Electric solution to manage operations at SA’s inaugural concentrated solar power plants

Schneider Electric has signed an agreement to install the distributed control system (DCS) for the two concentrated solar power (CSP) plants, Khi Solar One and KaXu Solar One, in South Africa.

Abengoa’s KaXu & Ki Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plants in South Africa

The IFC partnered with Abengoa Solar in South Africa to provide an innovative financing package to support the construction of the region’s first concentrated-solar power (CSP) plants.

EIB Approves €75 Million Loan For Abengoa’s 100 MW Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Plant in South Africa

Concentrated solar power projects approved under the South African Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement (REIPPP) Programme have been progressing well as banks across the world are approving loans.

Abengoa’s two South Africa Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plants 80% complete, with a third on the way

Abengoa reports that its Khi Solar One and KaXu Solar One concentrated solar power (CSP) projects in South Africa’s Northern Cape are both about 80% complete.

Abengoa celebrates an Open Day at the 100 MW Kaxu Solar One Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant in Pofadder, Northern Cape, South Africa

Kaxu Solar One opened its doors to residents of the Pofadder community as well as anyone else interested in visiting the plant.

Xina Solar One Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) in South Africa

This Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) project will form the largest solar complex in Africa together with Abengoa's plant KaXu Solar One that is currently under construction in the country.