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Ilanga I

Status Date: May 22, 2017
Project Overview
Project Name: Ilanga I
Country: South Africa
Location: Upington
Technology: Parabolic trough
Turbine Capacity: Net: 100.0 MW Gross: 100.0 MW
Status: Under development
Start Year: 2020

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Technology: Parabolic trough
Status: Under development
Country: South Africa
City: Upington
Contact(s): Webmaster
Break Ground: 2018
Start Production: 2020
PPA/Tariff Period: 20 years
Project Type: Commercial


Developer(s): Emvelo and Cobra
EPC Contractor: Sener

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar-Field Aperture Area: 869,800 m²
# of Solar Collector Assemblies (SCAs): 1,064
# of Loops: 266
# of SCAs per Loop: 4
SCA Manufacturer (Model): Sener (SENERtrough®)
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