Ilanga CSP1, South Africa’s first 100% black developed Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) power plant achieves Commercial Operation Date (COD). Ilanga CSP1 is a truly transformation project that was conceived and developed by a 100% black developer (Emvelo). Its two top executives (CEO & CFO) are black females, two-thirds of [...]
The 100 MW Kathu concentrated solar power plant with molten salt storage system accomplished first synchronization
SENER and ACCIONA Industrial have reached a critical milestone in the construction project of Kathu Solar Park. Namely, the successful synchronization was achieved on 18 November, electric power was generated and transferred on the National grid complying with all expected parameters to ensure the supply of power starts and [...]
SENER and ACCIONA Industrial have achieved another relevant milestone initiating the salt melting process at the Kathu Solar Park Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant. The molten salt will be used to store heat from the solar field that can later be recovered to produce steam and generate electricity in [...]
Abengoa’s solar thermal plant Xina Solar One, awarded in the Industry Awards of the African Utility Week in South Africa
Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the infrastructure, energy and water sectors, was awarded, thanks to the solar thermal plant Xina Solar One, in the fifth edition of the Industry Awards, which were held during the 18th annual African Utility Week. [...]
Abengoa achieves practical completion for Xina Solar One, its third concentrated solar power plant in South Africa
Abengoa has achieved practical completion for Xina Solar One, its third solar thermal plant in South Africa. Xina Solar One is a 100 MW plant that uses parabolic trough technology to generate renewable and sustainable and dispatchable power from the sun. Furthermore, this power plant features a thermal energy storage [...]
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 [...]
Bokpoort Concentrated Solar Power Plant delivers six days of continuous, full-load electricity – an African record
ACCIONA, SENER and TSK built Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant in South Africa has set a new African record for the continuous, round the clock supply of electricity. Within the first month of commercial operation, the newly-inaugurated 50 MW Bokpoort CSP plant, produced electricity for a continuous period of 161 [...]
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. [...]
The turnkey EPC was developed for the Saudi corporation ACWA Power and required an investment of more than €300 million. The Bokpoort concentrated solar plant, built by a joint venture between Spain’s ACCIONA, SENER and TSK and South Africa’s Crowie, was inaugurated today near Upington in Northern Cape Province of [...]
The largest storage facility of concentrated solar power in the world is currently being built in South Africa.
The Bokpoort concentrated solar power (CSP) facility comprises a solar field, a power block, a thermal-energy storage system and related infrastructure.
SENER has been working in South Africa since 2013, when the group started construction on the Bokpoort concentrated solar power plant, a project for the Department of Energy.
ACWA Power to provide solar energy to South Africa's national grid with storage capacity of 1300MWh (eqv. 9.3 operational hours).