Kathu Solar Park

Status Date

Background

Technology
Parabolic Trough
Status
Operational
Location

Kathu
South Africa

Land Area
4.5 km²
Break Ground Date
Start Production Date
PPA/Tariff Period
20 years
PPA/Tariff Information
Round 3.5 of REIPPP
Project Type
Commercial

Participants

Developer(s)
ENGIE
EPC Contractor
Acciona and Sener
Generation Offtaker(s)
Eskom

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

SCA Manufacturer (Model)
SENER (SENERtrough®-2)
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
4.5 hours
Storage Description
Molten salt

Project Overview

Project Name: Kathu Solar Park
Location: South Africa
Owner(s): Kathu Solar Park Consortium
Technology: Parabolic Trough
Turbine Capacity (Net):
100 MW
Turbine Capacity (Gross):
100 MW
Status: Operational
Start Year: 2019

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