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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: February 8, 2016
Project Overview
Project Name: Khi Solar One
Country: South Africa
Location: Upington
(Northern Cape)
Owner(s): Abengoa Solar (51%)
IDC (49%)
Technology: Power tower
Turbine Capacity: Net: 50.0 MW Gross: 50.0 MW
Status: Operational
Start Year: 2016

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Technology: Power tower
Status: Operational
Country: South Africa
City: Upington
Region: Northern Cape
Lat/Long Location: 28°32′ 14.0″ South, 21°4′ 39.0″ East
Electricity Generation: 180,000 MWh/yr (Expected)
Contact(s): Webmaster Solar
Company: Abengoa Solar
Break Ground: November 2012
Start Production: February 5, 2016
PPA/Tariff Period: 20 years
Project Type: Commercial


Developer(s): Abengoa Solar - IDC
Owner(s) (%): Abengoa Solar (51%)
IDC (49%)
EPC Contractor: Abener - Teyma
Operator(s): Abengoa Solar
Generation Offtaker(s): Eskom

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Heliostat Solar-Field Aperture Area: 576,800 m²
# of Heliostats: 4,120
Heliostat Aperture Area: 140.0 m²
Heliostat Manufacturer: Abengoa Solar
Tower Height: 200 m
Receiver Manufacturer: CMI Solar
Heat-Transfer Fluid Type: Water/Steam

Power Block

Turbine Capacity (Gross): 50.0 MW
Turbine Capacity (Net): 50.0 MW
Output Type: Steam Rankine
Cooling Method: Dry cooling

Thermal Storage

Storage Type: Other
Storage Capacity: 2 hours
Thermal Storage Description: Saturated steam