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.
The 100MW project is described as the largest concentrated solar power plant in operation in the world.
About 2 hours south west of the city of Abu Dhabi is the first phase of one of the largest concentrated solar power projects in the world: Shams One.
After receiving funding under the United Nations Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), the plant owned by Masdar, Abengoa and Total was launched at a time when PV was prohibitively expensive.
Shams 1 will be completed by the end of this year and is expected to be officially inagurated in the first quarter of 2013, renewable energy and sustainable technology enterprise Masdar has announced.
Shams 1 – which is being developed by Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s multifaceted renewable energy company – is the largest solar power plant in the Middle East and North Africa.
Known as Shams 1, this is the first major renewable energy plant built by Masdar in the Western Region of Abu Dhabi emirate, near Madinat Zayed.
By the end of the year, Shams 1 will be the first major renewable energy plant in Abu Dhabi to supply concentrating solar power to the emirate.
Abu Dhabi’s first concentrated solar power plant, Shams 1, which is being constructed in Madinat Zayed in the western region is almost 65 per cent complete.
Total UAE participates in The World Future Energy Summit 2012. The company will display a model of Shams 1; The World's Largest Concentrating Solar Thermal Power Plant.