08 Jun '11, 3pm

Giant solar ambitions in the Middle East: A solar power plant in the Middle East is proving that large-scale sun...

Giant solar ambitions in the Middle East: A solar power plant in the Middle East is proving that large-scale sun...

Solar panels aren’t the only way in which the region plans to plug into sun energy. Masdar Power is also developing a concentrated solar power (CSP) plant — which uses mirrors or lenses to focus sunlight into a small area, usually to produce steam that drives a turbine to generate electricity — farther to the southwest. The 100-MW Shams One plant at Madinat Zayed will be the largest such facility in the Middle East, as well as one of the largest CSP facilities in the world. The project is set to be complete in late 2012.

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