|country||United Arab Emirates|
|Type||Solar thermal power plant|
Total SA (20% ")
|operator||Shams Power Company|
|Start of operations||17th March 2013|
Shams 1 is a solar thermal power plant in Abu Dhabi that went into operation in 2013. 60% of the owners are Masdar and 20% each of Abengoa and Total SA. The operating company is the Shams Power Company. The power plant has 258,048 solar mirrors and delivers an output of 100 megawatts with a solar surface of 627,840 m². When it was commissioned, it was considered one of the largest solar power plants in the world. The construction costs were the equivalent of around 460 million euros .
Shams 1 supplies 20,000 households with electricity.
- Official website (English)
- Abu Dhabi: Huge solar thermal power plant goes into operation on Spiegel Online on March 17, 2013
- Arab Emirates: Solar thermal power plant generates electricity for 20,000 households in Handelsblatt from March 17, 2013
- Shams 1: The largest solar power plant in the world on n24 from March 17, 2013