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.
The world's biggest thermal solar power plant has gone online in oil-rich Abu Dhabi. Shams 1 is the first plant of its kind in a desert region, providing power for thousands of homes.
MAN steam turbine generates electricity in the world’s largest concentrating solar thermal power plant
The 100-megawatt solar thermal power plant, "Shams 1", was officially launched in Abu Dhabi last week.
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.
Attendees of the MENASOL 2013 conference (14-15 May, Dubai) will be given the opportunity to visit the recently commissioned Shams 1 CSP plant on May 16 in Abu Dhabi.
In association with MENASOL 2013, CSP Today and PV Insider have announced they will host this year’s Women’s Solar Seminar in Dubai.
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.
Masdar is bidding for a slice of Saudi Arabia's burgeoning solar market after opening the 100 megawatt Shams-1 Concentrating Solar Power plant in Abu Dhabi.
His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan President of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Abu Dhabi officially inaugurated Shams 1, the largest concentrated solar power plant (CSP) in operation in the world.
Masdar, along with its partners, launched Shams 1, the largest concentrating solar power plant (CSP) in operation in the world.