Monthly Archives: September 2013

First solar tower in South Africa completed by Abengoa

  • Khi Solar One has been heralded as a technology breakthrough for using higher temperatures and a more efficient cooling system. Picture: Abengoa Solar


Renewable energy technology developer Abengoa has completed construction of South Africa’s first solar tower.

The 50MW tower named Khi Solar One, is 205 metres tall and will be the first operating in South Africa, alongside Abengoa’s 100MW parabolic trough plant: KaXu Solar One, still under construction in the Northern Cape.

Khi Solar One is a super heated steam solar tower with two hours of thermal storage. Abengoa claims the tower is an innovative breakthrough in CSP technology by using higher temperatures and a more efficient cooling system, based on Abengoa’s own research and development work.

The project covers a 600 hectare site in the Northern Cape Province, near Upington.

The project was realised with infrastructure financers the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and community group, Khi Community Trust.


More than 1,400 local construction jobs and 70 permanent operational jobs have been created by Khi Solar One and KaXu Solar One.

Khi Solar One will save 183,000 tonnes of carbon a year, and a total of 498,000 tonnes of carbon will be omitted per year from both towers combined.

The towers aid South Africa’s Department of Energy in its goal to bring 17,800MW online from renewable sources by 2030, as part of South Africa’s strategy for energy independence.

Green Turbine also presents 15 kW model at Dutch Energy Trade Fair

Just in case you missed the opportunity to see our new 15 kW model at the Installation Fair last week, Green Turbine will also be attending the Dutch Energy Trade Fair in Den Bosch next week.

We have kindly been invited by the Dutch Steam Trade Association to present the 15 kW turbine model, at their stand (no.  01.A101) at Energie 2013.

The Dutch Steam Trade Association aims to preserve the knowledge of steam technology in the Netherlands, as well as having an intermediary role in bringing together partners in this industry. A better knowledge of handling steam systems will enhance safety , overall efficiency and energy savings.  The Dutch Steam Trade Association can act as a branch representative and also serve as a consultation body for those who require it.

For more information at the association, see their website:

If you would like to get free tickets to the Dutch Energy Trade Fair, please send an email to:  with the number of tickets you wish.

Energie 2013  takes place from Tuesday 24th to Thursday 25th September 2013.

Stand no.  01.A101

Opening hours:

Tuesday 24th September: 10.00 AM – 6.00 PM

Wednesday 25th September: 10.00 AM – 6.00 PM

Thursday 26th September: 10.00 AM – 5.00 PM


Brabanthallen, Diezekade 2, Den Bosch (the Netherlands).

Hope to see you there!

Green Turbine offers a new customization service

Green Turbine offers a new service that explores customization options. We can provide a feasibillity study that shows if and how the Green Turbine can be made suitable for your application.

For example, possible modifications for the use of deviating pressures and / or temperatures or the usage of ORC fluids.

Furthermore we are currently working on extending our consultancy services regarding steam topics. We wil be working together with field experts in this area.

Do you have an interesting question regarding your application with the Green Turbine? Please, do not hesitate to contact us for a quotation or more information.

Green Turbine presents 15 kW turbine model at Dutch Installation Trade Fair!

Date: 10 – 12th September, 2013

Stand: AITEC hall 2, stand 204,

Trade Fair website: Evenementenhal Hardenberg

We will be showcasing our 15 kW turbine model at the stand of AITEC, a specialist in heating equipment. In turn, AITEC the dealer of Magnabosco steam boilers, will be presenting the GVR 300 model steam generator.

Our 15 kW turbine is expected to be market ready by Q4 of 2013. With this turbine it will be possible to modulate and vary the output. Each nozzle is 2.5 kW. You can also range the pressure between 1 and 10 bar abs.

You are more than welcome to come and visit us at the fair!