Gallery: The World’s Largest Concentrated Solar Power Plant Soaks Up th...

Shams 1, the world's largest single unit Concentrated Solar Power plant, is expected to come online within the first quarter of 2013 and we have exclusive images of the facilities. Snapped up on a recent tour sponsored by Masdar, these images depict a 100 MW parabolic trough plant that received funding from the United Nations under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). A partnership project between Abengoa Solar, Total and Masdar, Shams 1 is expected to reduce carbon emissions in Abu Dhabi by 175,000 tons per year, which is equivalent to taking 15,000 cars off the road.

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