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Project Overview
Project Name:Kathu Solar Park
Country:South Africa
Location:Kathu
Owner(s):Kathu Solar Park Consortium
Technology:Parabolic trough
Turbine Capacity:Net: 100.0 MW Gross: 100.0 MW
Status:Under construction
Start Year:2018

                                                                                                        

Background
Technology:Parabolic trough
Status:Under construction
Country:South Africa
City:Kathu
Break Ground:2016/5/31
Start Production:2018
PPA/Tariff Period:20 years
Project Type:Commercial
Participants
Developer(s):Engie
Owner(s) (%):Kathu Solar Park Consortium
EPC Contractor:Acciona and Sener
Generation Offtaker(s):Eskom
Solar Field
Heat-Transfer Fluid Type:Thermal oil
Solar-Field Inlet Temp:293°C
Solar-Field Outlet Temp:393°C
Power Block
Turbine Capacity (Gross):100.0 MW
Turbine Capacity (Net):100.0 MW
Output Type:Steam Rankine
Thermal Storage
Storage Type:2-tank indirect
Storage Capacity:4.5 hours
Thermal Storage Description:Molten salt


*Reference from NREL

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