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.
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.
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.
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.
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.