Ingeteam has supplied nine INGEDRIVETM MV700 medium-voltage speed converters for this CSP plant. It is hoped that in April it will reach the goal of generating power under rated operating conditions.
Xina Solar One is a CSP power plant with an installed capacity of 100 MW. It uses cylindrical-parabolic collector technology and a thermal storage system which makes it possible to better utilise the solar energy available. This plant forms part of the largest solar complex in Sub-Saharan Africa and is expected to start operating commercially in 2017.
The converter tests and commissioning started last autumn as part of the CSP plant’s commissioning work.