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August 30, 2021

Xina Solar One Power Plant-TESS, South Africa

By Carmen

The Xina Solar One Power Plant-TESS is a 100,000kW energy storage project located in Pofadder, Northern Cape, South Africa.

The thermal energy storage project uses molten salt as its storage technology. The project was commissioned in 2017.

Description

The Xina Solar One Power Plant-TESS was developed by Abengoa Solar. The project is owned by Abengoa Solar (100%), a subsidiary of Abengoa.

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

Contractors involved

Abengoa Solar has delivered the project.

Additional information

Abengoa has been selected by the Department of Energy (DOE) of South Africa to develop Xina Solar One, a 100 MW parabolic trough plant with a five-hour thermal energy storage system using molten salts.

About Abengoa Solar

Abengoa Solar SA (Abengoa Solar), a subsidiary of Abengoa SA is an alternative energy company that offers solar power generation solutions. The company develops, builds and operates commercial concentrating solar power and photovoltaic power plants. It offers management services in the development, design, engineering, procurement and construction of parabolic trough, tower solar thermal plants and PV plants; design, manufacture and marketing of components for solar plants developed both within abengoa solar and in collaboration with partners; and others. Abengoa Solar also provides engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) turnkey services of its solar thermal and photovoltaic plants. The company operates in the US, Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Spain, Algeria, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, China, India and Australia. Abengoa Solar is headquartered in Seville, Spain.

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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