China now has 30 CSP projects with thermal energy storage Underway

By 2024 China is building 30 Concentrated Solar Power Projects as part of gigawatt-scale renewable energy complexes in each province, appropriately reflecting the urgency and scale needed for climate action

Email from CSP Focus China 2022, Nov 2&3 in Beijing

The development of CSP is entering into a fast track in 2022 here in China.  Within the Multi-Energy RE complexes combining with PV and/or Wind, CSP is playing a role as stabilizer and regulator, easing the power fluctuation and curtailment of PV and Wind, through its thermal energy storage.

CSP is a must in standard configurations in the newly announced around 30 “Wind/PV + CSP” Complexes located in Qinghai, Gansu, Jilin, Xinjiang and Tibet etc. Most of these projects had been started and tenders issued and floated in the market recently. According to the schedule of each complex project, the CSP part should be completed by the end of 2023 or mid 2024 at latest.

[ED: Although this seems like too tight a schedule to build CSP, in the first round, Chinese CSP projects were successfully completed within a two-year timeframe – and as CSPFocus notes above, many of these were already started; see these 13 CSP projects and these 11 CSP projects underway by China’s big state owned companies]

Project Project  Installation COD
China Energy  Investment 1000MW  CSP+PV Project 100MW CSP + 900MW PV Dec 31 2023
Huanghe Hydro  Power 1000MW CSP+PV Project 100MW CSP + 900MW PV Dec 31 2023
Three Gorges  Energy Qingyu DC 1000MW CSP + PV Project 100MW CSP + 900MW PV Dec 31 2023
Three Gorges  Energy Golmud 1100MW CSP + PV Project 100MW CSP + 1000MW PV Dec 31 2023
Akesai Huidong  New Energy CSP + PV Pilot Project 110MW CSP + 640MW PV Dec 31 2023
Dunhuang 700MW  CSP+PV Project 100MW CSP + 600MW PV Dec 31 2023
Yumen Xinao  700MW PV+CSP+Wind Project 100MW CSP + 400MW PV  + 200MW Wind Dec 31 2023
Three Gorges  Henderson Energy Pulse Guazhou 700MW Project 100MW CSP + 200MW PV  + 400MW Wind Dec 31 2023
Tongyu 700MW  PV+CSP+Wind Project (Jixi Base Lugu DC Unit 1 ) 100MW CSP + 100MW PV  + 200MW Wind Dec 31 2023
Daan 700MW  PV+CSP+Wind Project (Jixi Base Lugu DC Unit 2 ) 100MW CSP + 100MW PV  + 200MW Wind Dec 31 2023
Huaneng Akesai  700MW PV+CSP Project 100MW CSP + 200MW PV  + 400MW Wind Dec 31 2023
Jinta  Zhongguang Solar Energy CSP+PV Project 100MW CSP + 600MW PV Dec 31 2023
Zhongkong  Delingha 135MW CSP Project 135MW CSP Sept 30 2023
Huadian Tibet  170MW PV+CSP Project 50MW CSP + 120MW PV NA
Huaneng Gaotai  700MW PV+CSP Project 100MW CSP + 600MW PV NA
Fukang Luneng  1GW Green Energy Project 100MW CSP + 900MW PV Sept 20 2024
POWERCHINA  Ruoqiang 100MW CSP + 900MW PV Project 100MW CSP + 900MW PV July 30 2024
POWERCHINA  Tuokexun 100MW CSP + 900MW PV Project 100MW CSP + 900MW PV July 30 2024
SDIC Ruoqiang  100MW CSP + 900MW PV Project 100MW CSP + 900MW PV July 30 2024
Energy China  Hami 1.5GW Solar & Storage Project 150MW CSP + 1.35GW PV July 30 2024
Xinhua  Hydropower Bozhou 100MW CSP+900MW PV Project 100MW CSP + 900MW PV July 30 2024
Xinhua  Hydropower Jinghe 100MW CSP+900MW PV Project 100MW CSP + 900MW PV July 30 2024
Energy China  Shanshan 1GW CSP+PV Project 100MW CSP + 900MW PV July 30 2024
SPIC Shanshan  1GW CSP+PV Project 100MW CSP + 900MW PV July 30 2024
SPIC Hami 1GW  CSP+PV Project 100MW CSP + 900MW PV June 30 2023
Datang  Shichengzi 1GW CSP+PV Demonstration Project 100MW CSP + 900MW PV Sept 24 2024
CGN Delingha  2GW CSP+PV Projects 200MW CSP + 1800MW PV NA
POWERCHINA  Gonghe 1GW CSP + PV Project 100MW CSP + 900MW PV Dec 31 2023

The pilot tower CSP project at Delingha, Qinghai Province by Supcon (now Cosin Solar)

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