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Planta termosolar CCP de Kathu
Planta termosolar CCP de Kathu
Planta termosolar CCP de Kathu
  • Client: KATHU SOLAR PARK Ltd
  • Country: South Africa
  • Contract type: EPC
  • Start date: 2015
  • Ending date: 2018
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Parabolic trough plant Kathu, South Africa.

Kathu is a 100 MWe thermosolar plant with 250 loops using SENERtrough®-2 parabolic troughs designed and patented by SENER and with a thermal storage capacity of 1.550 MWth, thanks to the use of molten salt storage system.

  • Project data:
  • Technology: Parabolic trough collector, SENERtrough®-2.
  • Generation capacity: 100 MWe net power.
  • Thermal storage capacity: 1,550 MWth.
  • Thermal storage capacity (equivalent hours of turbine operation): 4.5 h.
  • Number of loops: 250.
  • Surface area of the solar field: 400 ha.
  • Total reflective area: 1,047,000 m2.
  • Heat transfer fluid: HTF.
  • Main cooling method: Air cooled condenser.
  • Contract type. EPC.
  • Electricity delivery to 90,000 household.
  • CO2 emission savings: 95,000 tons/year.
  • Consortium: SENER & Acciona.

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