UAE announces ‘Energy Strategy 2050’

Gulf nation to invest $163 billion towards diversifying energy with plans to generate 44 percent of its power from renewables by 2050. The United Arab Emirates announced Tuesday plans to invest 600 billion dirhams ($163 billion) in projects to generate almost half the country's power needs from renewables. "Our aim [...]

DEWA receives 30 EOI for 200 MW Concentrated Solar Power Plant

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) received 30 Expressions of Interest (EOI) by the closing date of 27 October 2016 for the 200 megawatt Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Plant, constituting Phase IV of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. The park is part of the wise vision of [...]

Masdar Institute Research Successfully Proves UAE Desert Sand Can Store Solar Energy Up To 1000ºC

The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, today announced that its researchers have successfully demonstrated that desert sand from the UAE could be used in concentrated solar power (CSP) facilities to store thermal energy up to 1000°C. The [...]

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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.