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September 2, 2021

Kai Garib Solar Thermal Project Two – Molten Salt Thermal Energy Storage System, South Africa

By Carmen

The Kai Garib Solar Thermal Project Two – Molten Salt Thermal Energy Storage System is a 150,000kW energy storage project located in Upington, Northern Cape, South Africa.

The thermal energy storage project uses molten salt as its storage technology. The project was announced in 2015.

Description

The Kai Garib Solar Thermal Project Two – Molten Salt Thermal Energy Storage System is being developed by Abengoa Solar South Africa. The project is owned by Abengoa Solar South Africa (100%).

The key applications of the project are renewables capacity firming and renewables energy time shift.

Contractors involved

Abengoa Solar South Africa is the owner. Abengoa Solar South Africa is the developer.

Additional information

The Kai Garib/Upington Solar Thermal Plant Two is proposed to utilise solar tower and heliostat technology with a generation capacity of up to 150 MW, and energy storage of up to 6 hours (using molten salts technology).

Methodology

All publicly-announced energy storage projects included in this analysis are drawn from GlobalData’s Power IC. The information regarding the projects are sourced through secondary information sources such as country specific power players, company news and reports, statistical organisations, regulatory body, government planning reports and their publications and is further validated through primary from various stakeholders such as power utility companies, consultants, energy associations of respective countries, government bodies and professionals from leading players in the power sector.

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