World’s largest solar power plant unveiled in UAE

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) inaugurated the world’s largest concentrated solar power plant- Shams 1, a $600-million project produce 100 Megawatt of electricity which can suffice electricity needs of 20,000 homes.

With this new solar project, Masdar will be producing 10 % of world’s renewable energy. The UAE is now producing 68% of the total renewable energy produced by the members of Gulf Cooperation Council.

Where is it located?

  • The plant is built over an area equivalent to 285 football fields in the desert of the Western Region, around 120 km southwest of Abu Dhabi.

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