Khi Solar One

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

Background

Technology
Power Tower
Status
Operational
Location

Upington
South Africa

Region
Northern Cape
Lat/Long Location
28°
32'
14.00"
South
21°
4'
39.00"
East
Electricity Generation
180,000 MWh/yr (Expected)
Break Ground Date
Start Production Date
PPA/Tariff Period
20 years
Project Type
Commercial

Participants

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

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Heat-Transfer Fluid Type
Water/Steam
Heliostat Solar-Field Aperture Area
576,800 m²
# of Heliostats
4,120
Heliostat Aperture Area
140 m²
Heliostat Manufacturer
Abengoa Solar
Tower Height
200 m
Receiver Manufacturer 2
CMI Solar

Power Block

Turbine Capacity (Gross)
50 MW
Turbine Capacity (Net)
50 MW
Output Type
Steam Rankine
Cooling Method
Dry cooling

Thermal Storage

Storage Type
Other
Storage Capacity
2 hours
Storage Description
Saturated steam

Project Overview

Project Name: Khi Solar One
Location: South Africa
Owner(s) (%): Abengoa Solar (51%)
IDC (49%)
Technology: Power Tower
Turbine Capacity (Net):
50 MW
Turbine Capacity (Gross):
50 MW
Status: Operational
Start Year: 2016

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