DOE Global Energy Storage Database
Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability
Kaxu Solar One
KaXu Solar One is a 100MW parabolic trough plant near Pofadder in Northern Cape. The power station will have a storage capacity of two and a half hours and use molten salt to store heat energy.
In the parabolic trough system, the sun's energy is concentrated by parabolically curved, trough-shaped reflectors onto a receiver pipe running along the focal line of the curved surface. This energy heats oil flowing through the pipe, and the heat energy is then used to convert water to steam and generate electricity in a conventional steam generator.
Molten Salt Thermal Storage
Nov 01, 2012
Mar 02, 2015
OWNERSHIP & VALUE CHAIN PARTNERS
Industrial Development Corporation & KaXu Solar One
COST & PERFORMANCE
Performance metrics not available.
Federal/National Government – RD&D
Department of Energy (South Africa) - Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme
2013-06-07 08:50 PM UTC
2015-03-06 05:15 PM UTC