Ilanga I

Status Date

Background

Technology
Parabolic Trough
Status
Operational
Location

Upington
South Africa

Break Ground Date
Start Production Date
PPA/Tariff Period
20 years
Project Type
Commercial

Participants

Developer(s)
Emvelo and Cobra
EPC Contractor
Sener

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar-Field Aperture Area
869,800 m²
# of Solar Collector Assemblies (SCAs)
1064
# of Loops
266
# of SCAs per Loop
4
SCA Manufacturer (Model)
Sener (SENERtrough®)
Heat-Transfer Fluid Type
Thermal oil
Solar-Field Inlet Temp
293ºC
Solar-Field Outlet Temp
393ºC

Power Block

Turbine Capacity (Gross)
100 MW
Turbine Capacity (Net)
100 MW
Output Type
Steam Rankine

Thermal Storage

Storage Type
2-tank indirect
Storage Capacity
5 hours
Storage Description
Molten salt

Project Overview

Project Name: Ilanga I
Location: South Africa
Technology: Parabolic Trough
Turbine Capacity (Net):
100 MW
Turbine Capacity (Gross):
100 MW
Status: Operational
Start Year: 2018

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