South Africa - Xina Solar One Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 23 Jun 2014
Signature Date 13 Feb 2015
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Non Sovereign
Sector Power
DAC Sector Code 23230
Commitment U.A 35,486,198.74
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The proposed project aims at design, construction and operation of a 100 MW concentrated solar power (CSP) plant using parabolic trough technology and a superheated steam cycle, designed to store energy and to dispatch during the South African peak load demand periods, as well as during base load hours. This facility is located 30km north east of the town of Pofadder in the Khai Ma Municipality in the Northern Cape Province, will be connected by a 3km transmission line to a nearby, existing substation.

Project Objectives

The Project objective is to: (i) stimulate the renewable energy industry in RSA and contributes to an energy mix diversification; (ii) enable BBBEE ownership in the Project.


The beneficiaries of the project are the South African companies, the local communities of the settlements which will benefit from the creation of up to 1,370 local jobs during the construction phase.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank


IATI identifier 46002-P-ZA-FF0-003
Last Update 13 Jul 2020


Contact Details


Geographic Location

Country South Africa
Coordinates Location Name
-29.1283 19.39492 Pofadder