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.
Development of Xina Solar One Concentrating Solar Power (CSP), a 100 MW parabolic trough plant with a five-hour thermal energy storage system using molten salts. 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.
Abengoa’s new Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project will be constructed close to Pofadder, a city in the north of the Northern Cape Province, next to KaXu Solar One. These two 100 MW Concentrated Solar Power plants will jointly shape the largest concentrated solar complex in Africa. Xina Solar One will belong to a consortium, 40% of which is controlled by Abengoa. Other constituents of the consortium are the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), the Public Investment Corporation (PIC), and KaXu.
Xina Solar One was awarded to Abengoa in the third round of renewable energy projects organized by the Department of Energy of South Africa.
Project Start : 2013
Construction start date: July 2014
Project End : October, 2016
Status : Active
Phase : Execution
Sector : Power and Water
Facility type : Solar Power Plant
Technology: Parabolic trough
Country: South Africa
Power: 100.00 MW