Northern Cape

Melt 1.030Ton/day of Salt with one Melting Furnace in KATHU Concentrated Solar Power Plant

Herlogas has achieved a New Record in KATHU CSP Plant, “Melt 1.030Ton/day of Salt with one Melting Furnace”. In this project Herlogas has completed the process of melting 45,264 tons of salt in 52 days, achieving a new record of averaging 870 tons/day. Herlogas has also been responsible for heating [...]

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe will on Friday launch the Xina Solar One Concentrated Solar Power Project in the Northern Cape

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe will on Friday launch the Xina Solar One Concentrated Solar Power Project in the Northern Cape. The Solar One is one of 7 Concentrated Solar Power Projects under the Department of Energy’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP). Taking place in Pofadder the launch is [...]

Abengoa will launch its third large-scale concentrated solar power plant in South Africa on May 18

Spanish multinational Abengoa will officially launch its third large-scale solar thermal plant in South Africa on May 18, near Pofadder in the Northern Cape. It is expected to have an impact on the local community and demonstrate the viability of renewable energy as a sustainable source of electricity. The parabolic [...]

A new concentrated solar power tower in the Northern Cape will be the second tallest building in SA

As part of the South African Department of Energy’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), a consortium led by SolarReserve and International Company for Power and Water (ACWA Power) have signed a 20-year power purchase agreement with Eskom, South Africa’s public electric utility company, for the Redstone [...]

Engie has achieved financial close on the 100 MW Kathu concentrated solar power project

Kathu is expected to create 1200 jobs during peak construction, while a further 70 permanent roles will be made available during the operational phase. The project is due to be connected to the grid by the end of 2018, supplying electricity to Eskom under a 20-year power purchase agreement. Mott [...]

Bokpoort Concentrated Solar Power Project, South Africa

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 [...]

PIC pours USD 1.8bn in Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) projects in South Africa

The Public Investment Corporation (PIC) of Africa plans to invest 22 billion rand ($1.8 billion) in two South African concentrated solar power plants.

FLABEG FE’s successful completion of solar mirror delivery for Bokpoort Concentrated Solar Powe Project

FLABEG announces the successful completion of solar mirror delivery for the Bokpoort Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project in Northern Cape Province, South Africa.

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Bokpoort plant in the Northern Cape to be completed by end-2015

The 50 MW Bokpoort concentrated solar power (CSP) plant was over 50% complete and was expected to be completed by December 2015.

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.