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100MW / 1200 MWh - Redstone Solar Thermal Power Project

Technology Type Molten Salt Thermal Storage
Rated Power 100000 kW
Duration at Rated Power (HH:MM) 0:15.00 / 12.00
URL More about 100MW / 1200 MWh - Redstone Solar Thermal Power Project
The Redstone Solar Thermal Power Project features SolarReserve’s molten salt energy storage technology in a tower configuration with the capability to support South Africa’s demand for energy when it’s needed most - day and night. The 100 MW project with 12 hours of full-load energy storage will be able to reliably deliver a stable electricity supply to more than 200,000 South African homes during peak demand periods, even well after the sun has set. Fueled completely by the sun, with no back up fuel required, the project also features dry cooling of the power generation cycle as an important element to minimize water use.
This data has been validated by project staff through a review of publicly available information about the project, and verified by the project owner. Information is accurate as of 2016-04-29.
Project Status
Status Contracted
Commissioning On DD.12.YYYY
Project Includes Multiple Systems No
Siting
Location

Postmasburg, Northern Cape Province
South Africa

ISO/RTO N/A
Utility Type
Paired Grid Resource
Paired Grid Resource 75 MW Lesedi and 96 MW Jasper photovoltaic solar power projects
Project Includes Multiple Systems No
Ownership & Value Chain Partners
Ownership Model Third-Party-Owned
Equity Owner 1 Arabian Company for Water and Power Development (ACWA Power)
Energy Storage Technology Provider SolarReserve
Developer Arabian Company for Water and Power Development (ACWA Power)
Cost & Performance
Projected Project Lifetime 30 years
Performance Power tariff offered at $124/MWh
Capital Expenditure $715000000
Benefits
Service Use Case Electric Energy Time Shift
Renewables Energy Time Shift
Resiliency
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