These 258,000 mirrors comprise the core of the largest operational concentrating solar power (CSP) plant in the world, providing heat for 100 MW of solar generation, coupled with 50 MW of natural gas generation.
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.
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.
The concentrating solar power plant at Madinat Zayed is scheduled to be formally inaugurated on Sunday.
Masdar has revealed that the Shams 1 concentrated solar power (CSP) plant will be inaugurated and commissioned on March 17th, 2013.
Shams 1 will be one of the largest concentrated solar power plants in the world.