In record time, Abengoa met granular performance targets at Xina Solar One that maximize evening output, highlighting the advancements made in Concentrated Solar Power construction and operations. CSP developers are using construction and operations learnings to optimize ramp-up periods. (Image credit: Abengoa) Last month, Abengoa passed early-phase generation tests [...]
Abengoa breaks records with Xina Solar One, its third concentrated solar power plant in South Africa
The concentrated solar power plant, owned by Abengoa, IDC, PIC and the Community Trust, has passed the guaranteed production tests in record time. With a capacity of 100 MW, the solar thermal plant provides clean and sustainable energy even in hours without solar radiation thanks to its molten salts storage [...]
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, IDC and PIC inaugurate Xina Solar One, their third concentrated solar power plant in South Africa
XiNa Solar One, with a capacity of 100 MW, provides clean, sustainable and dispatchable electrical energy to 95 000 South African households, especially in peak hours, thanks to its 5½ hours storage system. The power plant provides renewable energy to a country that is still heavily dependent on fossil fuels. [...]
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 [...]
South Africa’s Concentrated Solar Power XiNa Solar One completes its first three months of operation
We continue to receive good news from South Africa. Abengoa has developed three solar thermal power plants for electricity generation in the north of the country. Xina Solar One -the last to be constructed- achieved practical completion back in August 2017, and has successfully completed its first three months of [...]
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 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The Public Investment Corporation (PIC) of Africa plans to invest 22 billion rand ($1.8 billion) in two South African concentrated solar power plants.
Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Xina Solar One will help South Africa meet its ongoing energy demands and contribute to grid stability by serving clean and dispatchable electricity.
Abengoa signs PPA and secures financing of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Xina Solar One in South Africa
Abengoa signs power purchase agreement and secures financing of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Xina Solar One, 100 MW solar thermal plant in South Africa.