Xina Solar One

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 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 [...]

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.

Abengoa closes USD 660 million project financing for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Xina Solar One

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.

Abengoa’s Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant in South Africa Attracts $142 Million AfDB Loan

South Africa's Northern Cape province has one of the highest solar irradiation levels in the world and continues to attract a growing pipeline of concentrated solar power projects.

Abengoa’s two South Africa Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plants 80% complete, with a third on the way

Abengoa reports that its Khi Solar One and KaXu Solar One concentrated solar power (CSP) projects in South Africa’s Northern Cape are both about 80% complete.

Abengoa celebrates an Open Day at the 100 MW Kaxu Solar One Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant in Pofadder, Northern Cape, South Africa

Kaxu Solar One opened its doors to residents of the Pofadder community as well as anyone else interested in visiting the plant.

Xina Solar One Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) in South Africa

This Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) project will form the largest solar complex in Africa together with Abengoa's plant KaXu Solar One that is currently under construction in the country.

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) is preparing to triple its market share in South Africa’s energy mix

The final draft that is to be submitted to Cabinet by March proposes an increase of Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) capacity from 1,200 MW - under the current IRP - to 3,300 MW.

South Africa Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) market is ranked number one for 2014 in recent report

The prices for the two 100 MW Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) projects, Xina Solar One and Karoshoek, dropped from R 2.69/kWh in the first window to R 1.65/kWh.

Ka Xu Solar One Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant gets EUR 210 million EIB backing

The European Investment Bank has agreed to provide R2,8 billion (EUR210 million) for construction of the Ka Xu Solar One concentrating solar power plant north of Pofadder in the Northern Cape.

South Africa lines up Africa’s biggest concentrated solar power (CSP) complex

A consortium led by Spanish company Abengoa has been selected as a preferred bidder by South Africa's Department of Energy to build a second 100 megawatt (MW) concentrating solar power (CSP) plant near Pofadder.