Shams Power Company, a special purpose vehicle 80% owned by Masdar and 20% owned by Total, has reached one million man-hours without lost-time injuries (LTI) from the operations of its concentrated solar power (CSP) project in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi. The Shams CSP plant began operations [...]
Concentrated Solar Power is the technology which uses mirrors to concentrate the sun’s energy to drive traditional steam turbines or engines that create electricity. The thermal energy concentrated in a CSP plant can be stored and used to produce electricity when it is needed, day or night. Concentrated solar [...]
Abu Dhabi's Khalifa University of Science and Technology and private company Wahaj Solar have signed an agreement to test and verify the world's first medium-scale point solar concentrator at the Masdar Institute Solar Platform (MISP) test center, the partners announced January 20. The solar concentrator consists of a 10-meter [...]
Concentrated Solar Power project at Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park wins first place at 6th International Best Practice Competition in ‘Partnership Category’
DEWA's victory was announced at the 24th Global Organisational Excellence Congress, which was organised by Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the first time in the Middle East. Abu Dhabi, UAE: Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) won first place at the 6th International Best Practice Competition in [...]
Abu Dhabi’s government-owned power utility has closed a $872 million (Dh3.2 billion) financing package for what will be the world’s largest solar power plant, the utility’s top official said on Wednesday. Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority (ADWEA) raised $650 million in debt with the remaining $222 million raised [...]
More than 500 stakeholders from the academia, industry and government will network and exchange information at the upcoming Solar Power And Chemical Energy Systems (SolarPACES) Conference, taking place in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy, and sustainable [...]
Shams Power Company, developer and operator of the Shams 1 Concentrated Solar Power Plant, CSP, in Western Abu Dhabi, has been recognised for its contribution to local communities at this year’s MENASOL Conference and Exhibition in Dubai. Ali Buhaji, Senior Manager for Business Development at the Clean Energy Division of [...]
When one of the world’s largest concentrating solar power plants rose from the desert sands in the Western Region of the Abu Dhabi Emirate back in 2013, more than a few heads exploded. Aside from being the site of much of the Emirate’s oil and gas reserves, the western desert [...]
New Energy Storage Technology (Nest) is testing its 1-megawatt concentrated solar power (CSP) system
New Energy Storage Technology (Nest) is testing its 1-megawatt concentrated solar power (CSP) system at the Masdar Institute’s Beam Down facility.
Masdar Institute Facility Able to Store Concentrated Solar Power at Temperatures as High as 400 Celsius
It successfully demonstrates low-cost storage technology for concentrated solar power (CSP) and is considered significant, as solar energy can now be stored in solid state at temperatures up to 400 Celsius at Masdar Inst
One of Masdar Institute’s most distinctive landmarks is its 66-foot Beam Down Tower, which investigators are using for research on concentrated solar power.
The new hub aims to support Abu Dhabi’s efforts to achieve its ambitions for solar energy development through solar photovoltaic, solar thermal and thermal energy storage technologies.
The Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, visited Masdar’s Shams 1 concentrated solar power plant today – the 100-megawatt plant is largest renewable energy project in the Middle East.