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Kathu Solar Park

Status Date: March 1, 2018
Project Overview
Project Name: Kathu Solar Park
Country: South Africa
Location: Kathu
Owner(s): Kathu Solar Park Consortium
Technology: Parabolic trough
Turbine Capacity: Net: 100.0 MW Gross: 100.0 MW
Status: Operational
Start Year: 2018

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Technology: Parabolic trough
Status: Operational
Country: South Africa
City: Kathu
Contact(s): Webmaster
Break Ground: May 31, 2016
Start Production: February 23, 2018
PPA/Tariff Period: 20 years
Project Type: Commercial


Developer(s): Engie
Owner(s) (%): Kathu Solar Park Consortium
EPC Contractor: Acciona and Sener
Generation Offtaker(s): Eskom

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Heat-Transfer Fluid Type: Thermal oil
Solar-Field Inlet Temp: 293°C
Solar-Field Outlet Temp: 393°C

Power Block

Turbine Capacity (Gross): 100.0 MW
Turbine Capacity (Net): 100.0 MW
Output Type: Steam Rankine

Thermal Storage

Storage Type: 2-tank indirect
Storage Capacity: 4.5 hours
Thermal Storage Description: Molten salt