South Africa may still get most of its energy from coal, but in the country’s sunny Northern Cape province, a different electricity source is taking hold: solar steam. A Spanish renewable energy company has opened three thermal solar plants – which use the sun’s heat to create electricity - in [...]
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 [...]
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.
KaXu Solar One is the first Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant in commercial operation 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 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.
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.
KaXu Solar One is South Africa’s first concentrated solar power plant using parabolic trough technology.
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.