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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.
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.
In March, Abu Dhabi inaugurated its Shams 1 concentrated solar power plant. At 100MW it is the largest renewable energy project in the Arabian Gulf.
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%).
Total had a 20% stake in Shams, the largest concentrated solar power plant in the world, which is now operational in the UAE.
While attention has focused heavily on the Saudi Arabian solar opportunity, it should not be forgotten that there are a number of pipelines now opening for CSP companies in the Middle East.
Shams 1 Concentrating Solar Power features a dry-cooling system that significantly reduces water consumption - a critical advantage in the arid desert.
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has welcomed the activation of the world’s largest operational Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) facility to date.
Masdar, Total and Abengoa Launch Shams 1, the World’s Largest Concentrated Solar Power Plant in Operation
The inauguration of Shams 1, a 100 MW solar thermal plant, is a major milestone in the development and deployment of renewable energy in the Middle East.
The Shams 1 project has three main partners - the UAE sustainable technology firm Masdar, the Spanish concentrated solar power company Abengoa Solar, and the French-energy giant Total.
President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan today inaugurated the Shams 1 concentrated solar power plant in Abu Dhabi's Western Region.