South Africa

Eskom boasts investment in renewables research in South Africa

South African state-run power utility, Eskom, has confirmed its long-term investment in renewables research, which has been supported by the CSIR and Stellenbosch University. In 2012 EPPEI identified Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) and Wind Energy as the two focal areas for Eskom in the field of renewable energy and, [...]

2017-04-20T13:00:12+00:00 20-04-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

Electrical power tests start at Abengoa’s Xina Solar One concentrated solar power plant in South Africa

Ingeteam has supplied nine INGEDRIVETM MV700 medium-voltage speed converters for this thermosolar plant.  It is hoped that in April it will reach the goal of generating power under rated operating conditions. Xina Solar One is a concentrating solar power plant with an installed capacity of 100 MW.  It uses [...]

South Africa Concentrated Solar Power developer agrees local worker deals

Kathu plant construction activity is set to peak this year and the Engie-led developer group is integrating new work contracts and training schemes following unexpected demands from local business groups, Cedric Faye, CEO of Kathu Solar Park at Engie, said. The Engie consortium began construction of the 100 MW Kathu [...]

Making the case for Concentrated Solar Power in South Africa’s energy mix

The government's Integrated Resources Plan (IRP) of 2010 stated that about 18,000MW (17% of South Africa's energy mix) of new electricity capacity needs to be in the form of renewable energy, in line with South Africa's international commitment to reduce its carbon emissions by 34% by 2020 and 42% [...]

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 [...]

South Africa’s Concentrated Solar Power future rests on grid, policy solutions

South Africa CSP developers must work closely with state power utility Eskom to develop co-funding models for grid connections that will spur development in a market held back by weak state finances and uncertain capacity targets. South Africa has seen a rapid expansion in renewable energy capacity since it launched [...]

South Africa can be decarbonized thanks to Concentrated Solar Power

In one of the most sun-drenched corners of the planet, a 670-foot tower rises above a desert dotted with 4,160 mirrors. Tracking the sun throughout the day, the mirrors, called heliostats, redirect the sun’s rays into the tower, where water is heated to generate steam — and electricity. Since the [...]

SENER and ACCIONA start the turnkey construction of the Kathu Concentrated Solar Power Complex

The consortium formed by the engineering and technology group SENER and ACCIONA, and led by ACCIONA, a global infrastructure and renewable energy leader, has started the turnkey construction of the Kathu Solar Park Complex, after signing the contract with the consortium that owns the project, led by ENGIE, for more [...]

100 MW Kathu Concentrated Solar Power project in the Northern Cape of South Africa starts construction

Construction has begun following the signing of a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) between ENGIE and Eskom, South Africa's state-owned power utility. The 100 MW Kathu Solar Park is expected to be operational in the second half of 2018. Kathu Solar Park is a Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project that [...]

Around 1.500 people will be employed during the construction of 100 MW Kathu Concentrated Solar Power plant.

Ground was broken this week at the R9-billion, 100 MW Kathu Solar Park concentrated solar power (CSP) project, in the Northern Cape, which is set to be one of the largest projects of its kind in the country. The parabolic-trough technology plant, which is being developed by an Engie-led consortium, [...]

Construction starts on 100MW Kathu Concentrated Solar Power plant in South Africa

100MW Kathu Solar Park concentrated solar power (CSP) project, one of the largest projects of its kind in South Africa, was ground broken earlier this month. Over 12,000 people will be employed during the 28-month construction period. This will encompass the solar field and the power block that will be erected on site, followed by a testing period, at which point commercial operation will be [...]

Bokpoort Concentrated Solar Power plant wins South African National Energy Association prize

The 50 MW Bokpoort CSP plant, built by ACCIONA, has been named “Best renewable energy project 2016” by the South African National Energy Association (SANEA). The plant, located in Northern Cape Province in South Africa, was upheld as a pioneering facility in the renewables sector for South African industry, in [...]

SolarReserve Promotes Urban Solar Farms As A New Paradigm For Renewable Energy In South Africa

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to SolarReserve South Africa (Proprietary) Limited to advance their "Urban Solar Farms" initiative in South Africa; a pioneering study into large metropolitan municipalities that will provide a framework for large commercial and industrial electricity consumers with significant power requirements to cost-effectively [...]

2016-12-27T14:56:53+00:00 22-09-2016|Categories: Sin categoría|Tags: , , , |