World's largest Solar Power plant in UAE

The Shams 1, world’s largest concentrated solar power plant was officially inaugurated at Madinat Zayed in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. on 18 March 2013.

With a capacity of 100 MW, is the biggest operating solar power station in the world, serving 20,000 homes.



The plant covers 2.5 sq/km of desert, equal to 285 football pitches and has 258,048 parabolic mirrors that collect sunlight. This process creates steam, which powers turbines to generate electricity.

The project took about two years and $600 million to build and it will save 175,000 tons of CO2 each year.

World's largest Solar Power plant in UAE

via popsci