Posts tagged as CSP

Black company makes renewable energy history

A 100% black-owned company has made history in the highly competitive South African renewable energy industry by pioneering and leading the development of a large-scale concentrated solar power (CSP) station that is now supplying electricity to Eskom’s severely constrained national grid. The R11-billion, 100 MW Ilanga CSP1 power station is the first of 92 large-scale […]

South Africa’s electricity systems to change dramatically

Modern technologies, which have already impacted the way we communicate, are entertained, work and live, are about to change the way we generate, use and pay for electricity. The digital age, which was born with the invention of the microprocessor integrated circuit in the late 1960s, has revolutionised modern society. Digital techniques are used in […]

Redstone agreement for 100 MW CSP project signed

As part of the South African Department of Energy’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), a consortium led by Solar Reserve and ACWA Power have signed a 20-year power purchase agreement with Eskom for the “Redstone” solar thermal power project. According to the companies, the 100 MW power station with 12 hours of […]

Wind energy industry awaits signing of outstanding PPAs

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) together with the broader renewable power sector anticipates the conclusion of the 26 outstanding power purchase agreements (PPAs) in the first quarter of 2018. The majority of the processes that precede the finalisation of the PPAs were fulfilled by the IPP Office and the preferred bidders during mid-December. The […]

Tallest solar tower in the world

GE, BrightSource Energy and Megalim Solar Power has installed the solar receiver steam generator at the 121 MW Ashalim Solar Thermal Power Station in Israel’s Negev desert. With the receiver in place, the 250 m tower is now the tallest power tower in the world. When Ashalim is operational, 50 600 software-controlled mirrors, spread over […]

Another South African solar thermal plant completed

  Abengoa has completed Xina Solar One, its third solar thermal plant in South Africa. Xina, a 100 MW plant, uses parabolic trough technology to generate renewable power from the sun. It also features a thermal energy storage system using molten salts which can store sufficient energy for a further 5,5 hours supply, thereby assisting […]