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Masdar’s Shams 1 concentrated solar power plant now powers 20,000 homes

The Shams 1 solar power plant, a joint venture between Masdar and France’s Total, is generating electricity to power 20,000 homes and playing a vital role in meeting the UAE’s energy demand, a top official said. “Shams is a very important project not only for shareholders but also for [...]

Video Made in Kern: GlassPoint Solar – ABC 23 KERO – Bakersfield

In a vast area on the western edge of Kern County oil derrick’s dot the land. A network of pipes and production plants fill the backdrop of snowcapped mountains. And in the middle of those familiar signs of oil production, a building that may look out of place, but [...]

Masdar’s Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Achievements To Be Showcased During ADSW 2014

In March, Masdar inaugurated the 100 megawatt Shams 1, the world's largest concentrated solar thermal power plant. Powering 20,000 homes in the UAE, Shams 1 is the region's largest renewable energy plant.

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP): Where powering up the desert pays off

The 100MW Shams 1 concentrated solar power (CSP) project covers 2.5 square kilometres and comprises more than 258,000 mirrors mounted on 768 tracking parabolic trough collectors.

Shams 1 is the largest Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant in the MENA

Shams 1 is one of the largest Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) plant in the world. Developed, owned and operated by Shams Power Company, a joint venture of Masdar (60%), Total (20%) and Abengoa (20%).

Shams 1 CSP features a dry-cooling system that significantly reduces water consumption

Shams 1 Concentrating Solar Power features a dry-cooling system that significantly reduces water consumption - a critical advantage in the arid desert.

Renewable Agency applauds hails UAE concentrated solar power launch

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has welcomed the activation of the world’s largest operational Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) facility to date.