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Shams 1 inaugurated

Middle East's biggest renewables project officially opened

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Shams 1 has a generating capacity of 100MW.
Shams 1 has a generating capacity of 100MW.

Masdar has officially opened its Shams 1 concentrated solar power project, bringing on line the region’s biggest renewable energy project. The scheme, located in Abu Dhabi’s Western Region near Madinat Zayed, has a 100 MW capacity, and is being cited as a hugely important step in the region’s push into renewable energy.

The scheme is owned by Masdar (60%), Total (20%) and Spain’s Abengoa Solar (20%), with the CEO’s of all three companies expected to be attendance at the inauguration ceremony.

Masdar has emphasised that the scheme has demonstrated that renewable energy is commercially viable on a large-scale, and in one of the most arid climates on the planet.
 

 

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