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.
At present, the Middle East has just 271 MW of installed solar power, including the 100 MW Shams 1 Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) in Abu Dhabi.
Masdar and European Investment Bank Working Together to Accelerate Renewable Energy Development in Middle East
Framework agreement reached in Abu Dhabi to share expertise and fast-track clean energy investmen.
Attendees of MENASOL 2014 (6-7th May, Dubai) will be given the opportunity to visit the 100 MW Shams 1 concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in Abu Dhabi.
Concentrated Solar Power (CSP): AREVA to participate at the 23rd World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi
As part of the summit, AREVA will notably present its concentrated solar power (CSP) technology which has been enhanced through competitive storage solutions.