Eskom is developing a Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) plant near Upington.
The plant will make use of the Central Receiver technology; will use molten salt for thermal storage and as a heat transfer fluid.
Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) with Thermal Energy Storage has an advantage over other Renewable Energy technologies due to its predictability in dispatch and has the potential to become cost competitive with conventional generation options in the future.
US DOE - Solar Two – Heliostat Field
Torresol Energy – Gemasolar Plant – Receiver Tower
US DOE - Solar Two – Receiver Tower
Torresol Energy – Gemasolar Plant – Heliostat Field