Arab Money: Abu Dhabi Launch World's Largest Solar Plant

Published On: March 17, 2013, 12:00 pm (7 years ago)
Author: Daniel Bosai
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-- Online (m) at 17-03-2013 12:00 PM

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Oil-rich Abu Dhabi on Sunday officially opened the world’s largest Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant, which cost $600 million to build and will provide electricity to 20,000 homes.


UAE solar power plant in Abu Dhabi
 

The 100-megawatt Shams 1 is “the world’s largest concentrated solar power plant in operation” said Sultan al-Jaber, the head of Abu Dhabi’s Masdar, which oversees the emirate’s plan to generate seven percent of its energy needs by 2020 from renewable sources.

“Today, Shams 1 is the largest CSP plant in all terms,” said Santiago Seage, chief executive officer of Abengoa Solar, one of the partners in the project.

Several solar plants around the world use photovoltaic technology to harness solar power.

Masdar now produces 10 percent of the world’s concentrated solar power, he said during the official inauguration.

The solar park features long lines of parabolic mirrors spread over an area equivalent to 285 football pitches in the desert of the Western Region, some 120 kilometres (75 miles) southwest of Abu Dhabi.

Masdar owns 60 percent of the project, while France’s Total and Spain’s Abengoa Solar own 20 percent each.

Abu Dhabi is the wealthiest of the seven sheikhdoms that make up the federation of the United Arab Emirates.



-- BlueIxora (f) at 17-03-2013 12:22 PM
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Mr. Poster abeg help me post this news on Goodluck Johnathan's facebook page. He needs to read this.
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-- morgrawl231 (m) at 17-03-2013 12:26 PM
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How i wish our gorvernment can build such plant!!!
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-- ezchusa (m) at 17-03-2013 12:29 PM
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Quote from: BlueIxora on 17-03-2013 12:22 PM
Mr. Poster abeg help me post this news on Goodluck Johnathan's facebook page. He needs to read this.
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-- armanimukesh (m) at 17-03-2013 12:48 PM
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Nice one from Abu Dhabi. But this can never happen in Nigeria bcos of corruption.
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-- Aquarium (m) at 17-03-2013 12:53 PM
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Arab money, oil money. Naija where una oil money dey?

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-- osamabinladin (m) at 17-03-2013 01:05 PM
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-- etibaba (m) at 17-03-2013 01:41 PM
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Quote from: BlueIxora on 17-03-2013 12:22 PM
Mr. Poster abeg help me post this news on Goodluck Johnathan's facebook page. He needs to read this.

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-- etibaba (m) at 17-03-2013 01:41 PM
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Money speaking.

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-- Yungchill (m) at 17-03-2013 01:47 PM
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-- gbojac (m) at 17-03-2013 01:58 PM
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Good
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-- 4REEAL (m) at 17-03-2013 03:00 PM
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Quote from: etibaba on 17-03-2013 01:41 PM
Money speaking.
Dis nt money speaking,,,na common sense + foresight dey work,,,,,,600million is half of wat 9ija makes on oil a week,,,,dey prefer to turn it to national cake Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool
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-- kebella (f) at 17-03-2013 03:26 PM
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gud 1

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-- Biafranwar (m) at 17-03-2013 03:50 PM
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While other countries r busy developing their country with their oil money, nigeria is busy taking her oil money to another country for the development of thier country. Brainless leaders
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-- proly (f) at 17-03-2013 03:54 PM
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-- cornelus (m) at 17-03-2013 03:56 PM
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Quote from: BlueIxora on 17-03-2013 12:22 PM
Mr. Poster abeg help me post this news on Goodluck Johnathan's facebook page. He needs to read this.

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-- cornelus (m) at 17-03-2013 03:58 PM
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Quote from: 4REEAL on 17-03-2013 03:00 PM
Dis nt money speaking,,,na common sense + foresight dey work,,,,,,600million is half of wat 9ija makes on oil a week,,,,dey prefer to turn it to national cake Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool

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-- mathzno (m) at 17-03-2013 05:00 PM
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Instead of using the 24/7 sun we have to generate electricity, we are busy investing on gas turbine to generate light that is taking centuries to produce. Where is the Minister for Mines and Power and Mister for Science and Technology? Mr President please fund the Polytechics and Universities on reserch very well instead of siphoning the money abroad.
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-- Biafranwar (m) at 17-03-2013 05:10 PM
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While other countries r busy developing their country with their oil money, nigeria is busy taking her oil money to another country for the development of thier country. Brainless leaders
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-- cornelus (m) at 17-03-2013 05:18 PM
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