Gallery: UAE Announces Plans for World’s Largest Solar Plant


It seems everyone is rolling out with plans for the world’s largest this or that and the UAE is joining the fray with a massive concentrated solar energy project called Shams 1. Masdar is teaming up with French oil company Total and Spanish solar company Abengoa Solar to build a 100 MW solar plant outside of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Compared to the monster Desertec project in Europe and North Africa, Shams 1 is a drop in the bucket, but will be up and running long before Desertec secures financing.

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  1. shahid November 13, 2013 at 1:37 am

    well done. uae Future is very bright please keep it up moor moor.thanks with all the best.thanks

  2. GerryWolff June 11, 2010 at 4:10 am

    This is good news but there a slight confusion: Desertec is not a single project but is likely to be a whole series of projects. At present, the Desertec Industrial Initiative is planning the programme but it expects to start building pilot projects by about 2013 and delivering power by about 2015.

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