South Africa’s first Concentrating Solar Power plant was connected to the grid in March this year.  This 100 MW plant is owned by Abengoa who is also complete Khi Solar One and Xina Solar One.  Xaxu represents a sixth of the generation capacity allocated to CSP through the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme.

STERG was fortunate to visit Xaxu during a technical tour in 2014 and will repeat this tour at the end of June 2015.

Abengoa Kaxu July 2014  Pofadder Dinter IMG_0777

STERG tour group in front of a parabolic trough at Kaxu in 2014

Read the article, Xaxu – The whole blue sky as published in Environmental Management.