ABENGOA - Africa's first solar thermal tower plant Khi Solar One enters commercial operation
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Wednesday, 17 February 2016 15:35
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Africa’s first solar thermal tower technology plant, Khi solar One, has commenced commercial operation. Located in South Africa’s Northern Province, the plant will produce 50 megawatts (MW) of energy and reduce South Africa's carbon dioxide emissions by about 138 000 metric tons a year.

Abengoa is the project's major investor with a 51% stake, its partner, while South Africa's Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) owns 49% of the project. Both organisations remain mum about the amount they have invested in Khi Solar One.

 

But Abengoa has given some indication of the huge cost of the project: it said both Khi Solar One and the upcoming KaXu Solar One, also in the Northern Cape, are worth €1-billion (R14.9-billion) combined.

Source: ESI-AFRICA http://www.esi-africa.com/news/khi-solar-one-kicks-into-commercial-operation/