Khi 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 [...]

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 [...]

Abengoa, IDC and Khi Community Trust commence commercial operation of Khi Solar One, the first concentrated solar power tower plant in Africa

Khi Solar One has an installed capacity of 50 MW, a storage capacity for two hours, incorporating cutting-edge technology developed by Abengoa. Abengoa owns 51% of the project together with partners IDC, holder of 29 %; and Khi Community Trust, which controls the remaining 20%, and is funded by the [...]

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.

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) with storage cheaper than photovoltaic (PV) with batteries

Abengoa is now evaluating a new design that could reduce proposed capacity but plans Palen Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) as a single tower including thermal energy storage.

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 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.

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) in South Africa

Although the Concentrated Solar Thermal Power (CSP) market is small compared to the wind and PV sectors, CSP may be particularly relevant to the South African market.