A salution for small business in Pofadder and surrounding areas to acess customers and promote local value


Xina Solar One is situated some 55 km from Pofadder and about 35 km from Onseepkans.

Xina Solar One has a power production capacity of 100 MW and provides clean, sustainable and dispatchable electrical energy to 95 000 South African households. The plant is able to provide electricity during peak hours through its 5½ hours storage system.

This power plant provides renewable energy to South Africa that is still heavily dependent on fossil fuels with a concentration risk in one large electricity supplier.

Xina Solar One is the third and most successful solar thermal plant that Abengoa has developed in South Africa.

Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B) is an international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the infrastructure, energy and water sectors. Their business partners are the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) and the Community Trust. The plant, which has been operating for more than two years at full load required an investment of R9.459-million for its construction.

Xina Solar One is a 100 MW plant that uses parabolic trough technology to generate renewable, sustainable and dispatchable power from the sun. Furthermore, this power plant features a thermal energy storage system that uses molten salts to store the necessary energy for a further 5½ hours supply, and thereby assists in meeting the South African peak demand.

Xina Solar One Shareholders:

Abengoa Group Company (Xina Ltd)


Industrial Development Corporation (IDC)


Xina Community Trust (RF) (Pty) Ltd


Public Investment Corporation (GEPF)



ED Programme Manager and Implementation Agent

Mr JJ Oosthuysen
Tel: 082 406 7191


Community Liaison

Mr Michael Maasdorp
Tel: 082 8866 789