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S.Africa: 100MW Karoshoek

Karoshoek Solar One project . Source: Karoshoek Solar One

S.Africa: 100MW Karoshoek Solar One project goes live

The Karoshoek Solar One project went live in Upington on 30 November. This adds an additional 100MW of clean power to the national grid.

This project is the latest success of Government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP). With the current pressure on supply, this latest addition to the grid is especially welcomed.

Karoshoek is a concentrated solar project harvesting the sun’s energy through a series of concave mirrors. Using this energy to heat High Temperature Fluid. which then drives a steam turbine to convert the energy into electricity.

This project also has the capacity to store energy in enormous tanks containing molten salt, and can, therefore, continue to supply the grid during the evening peak, after the sun has set.

The project is located 30 km east of Upington. This location has high levels of solar radiation as well as easy access to the national grid.  Read the full article here