of total power generated will be via renewable energy - goal of Abu Dhabi's Energy Program. Shams 1 directly contributes toward this goal.
installed capacity of the plant which uses Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) technology.
homes are powered by the electricity generated by the plant.
Day the plant became operational.
Reduction in CO2 emissions per year, which is equivalent to planting 1.5 million trees or removing 15,000 cars from Abu Dhabi’s roads.
Number of parabolic trough mirrors that the plant contains, besides 192 solar collector assembly loops with 8 solar collector assemblies per loop, 768 solar collector assembly units, and 27,648 absorber pipes.
Approximate area covered by the facility that hosts the plant.
The construction cost of Shams 1. The project is financed by 10 regional and international lenders including BNP Paribas, the National Bank of Abu Dhabi and Société Générale.
Developers of the project. Shams Power Company, a special purpose vehicle of Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) in cooperation with Spain's Abengoa Solar and France's Total S.A. Masdar has 60% in the project while Abengoa Solar and Total S.A. each have 20%.