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Shams Solar Power Station

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Shams Solar Power Station is a concentrating solar power station near Madinat Zayed, Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates. The solar power station is located approximately 120 kilometres southwest of Abu Dhabi and 6 kilometres from Madinat Zayed on the road from Tarif to the Liwa Oasis. It became operational on 17 March 2013.
The first part, Shams 1, uses parabolic trough technology and has a capacity of 100 megawatts , which makes it among the largest parabolic trough power stations in the world. Shams 1 has been commissioned in early 2013 and will be followed by Shams 2 and Shams 3 stations.


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