KaXu Solar One

This page provides information on KaXu Solar One, a concentrating solar power (CSP) project, with data organized by background, parcipants and power plant configuration.
Status Date

Background

Technology
Parabolic Trough
Status
Operational
Location

Poffader
South Africa

Region
Northern Cape
Lat/Long Location
28°
54'
6.00"
South
19°
37'
15.00"
East
Electricity Generation
330,000 MWh/yr (Expected)
Break Ground Date
Start Production Date
Cost (approx)
860 USD million
Project Type
Commercial

Participants

Developer(s)
Abengoa Solar - IDC
EPC Contractor
Abener - Teyma
Generation Offtaker(s)
Eskom

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar-Field Aperture Area
800,000 m²
# of Solar Collector Assemblies (SCAs)
1200
# of Loops
300
# of SCAs per Loop
4
# of Modules per SCA
10
SCA Manufacturer (Model)
Abengoa Solar (E2)
Mirror Manufacturer
Rioglass
HCE Manufacturer (Model)
Schott (PTR70)
HCE Type
Evacuated
HCE Length
4m
Heat-Transfer Fluid Type
Thermal oil

Power Block

Turbine Capacity (Gross)
100 MW
Turbine Capacity (Net)
100 MW
Turbine Manufacturer
Siemens
Output Type
Steam Rankine
Power Cycle Pressure
100 bar
Cooling Method
Dry cooling

Thermal Storage

Storage Type
2-tank indirect
Storage Capacity
2.5 hours
Storage Description
Molten salts

Project Overview

Project Name: KaXu Solar One
Location: South Africa
Owner(s) (%): Abengoa Solar (51%)
IDC (49%)
Technology: Parabolic Trough
Turbine Capacity (Net):
100 MW
Turbine Capacity (Gross):
100 MW
Status: Operational
Start Year: 2015

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