South Africa

Concentrated solar power plants valuable for South Africa

As baseload plants, concentrated solar plants (CSPs) are highly sought after in the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), says infrastructure operations and maintenance (O&M) company Investing in Africa Holdings (IIAH) director Gabriel Reeder. Together with O&M services provider Nomac, IIAH is responsible for the O&M of Bokpoort [...]

Eskom postpones IPP signing with Redstone for Concentrated Solar Power plant

Eskom postponed the signing of a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Redstone Solar Thermal Power Project, intended to happen on Thursday July 28 2016. The agreement would have seen Eskom buy 100 MW from the project for an estimated R50-billion for the duration of the contract, according to a [...]

South Africa: Minister Lynne Brown – Power-Gen Africa Conference

  Welcome to South Africa and our winter season, and yes to a very cold Johannesburg - at least for us. At this moment I would like to wish the Turkish people and representatives of their companies in this conference all best in resolving the recent troubles facing Turkey. A [...]

Anniversary of South Africa’s launching 450 MW Concentrated Solar Power allocation in REIPPPP Rd 4.5

South Africa launched in July 2015 round 4.5 of its Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), to procure an additional 1.8 GW of renewable energy capacity. News says some 450 MW of the capacity is to be allocated to CSP projects and seven CSP projects were bid. One [...]

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 [...]

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ACWA Power, SolarReserve to break ground on 100 MW Concentrated Solar Power plant in South Africa

SolarReserve and Saudi ACWA Power will break ground on a joint project for 100 MW  concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in South Africa in September, Terence Govender, SolarReserve’s vice president of development was quoted as saying by news agency Ecofin. The project was selected within the 3.5 bid window under [...]

Concentrated solar power can serve as a peaking technology

In the first week of operation, the Bokpoort CSP project managed to go 161 hours without stopping – setting new standards in Africa: Nandi Bhula, CEO of ACWA Power Solafrica Bokpoort CSP. SIKI MGABADELI:  We are focusing now on renewable energy, following a business breakfast this morning that looked at [...]

Ilangalethu CSP 1 concentrated solar power project

The Ilangalethu CSP1 Project is a thermal renewable energy power station that utilises concentrated solar power (CSP) technology, which uses mirrors to concentrate the sun to produce steam that is used to drive a conventional steam turbine, which in turn drives a generator to produce electricity. The Ilangalethu CSP 1 [...]

Kathu Solar concentrated solar power project in South Africa

Kathu Solar Park is a 100MW CSP plant using parabolic trough technology that will be equipped with a molten-salt storage system that allows 4.5 hours of thermal energy storage. The CSP plant is expected to be operational in the second half of 2018. This CSP project will be the first [...]

Eltherm lands Concentrated Solar Power Project

Eltherm South Africa has been awarded the contract for the heat tracing system design and installation for the Xina Solar One power plant near Pofadder in the Northern Cape. It is eltherm’s first major project since establishing its operations in South Africa a year ago. eltherm SA is a subsidiary [...]

SENER and ACCIONA start the turnkey construction of the Kathu Concentrated Solar Power for 500 million Euros

Located in the town of Kathu, in South Africa’s Northern Cape Province, this project makes up part of the 2010 IRP (Integrated Resource Program) National Electricity Plan, and will provide an increase in the country's generation capacity until it reaches 86.8 GW in 2030, of which 24% will be renewable. [...]

South Africa eyes Concentrated Solar Power heating, cooling applications

South Africa's CSP expansion has thus far been driven by the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Program (REIPPPP) but industry experts see strong growth potential in industrial and microgrid applications. MTN's solar-cooled data center in Johannesburg. South Africa is considered one of the fastest growing CSP markets in the [...]

100 MW Kathu Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project in the Northern Cape of South Africa will start construction

ENGIE ( is pleased to announce that the Kathu Solar Park project in South Africa, owned by an ENGIE-led consortium with South African partners, has signed a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Eskom – South Africa’s state owned power utility –, making it possible for construction at the site [...]