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Shams-1 CSP Power Plant UAE is located at Medina Zayed, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Location coordinates are: Latitude= 23.5704, Longitude= 53.7146. This infrastructure is of TYPE Solar_Thermal Power Plant with a design capacity of 100 MWe. It has 1 unit(s). The first unit was commissioned in 2013. It is operated by Shams Power Company.

Identifiers for Solar Thermal

Status of Plant
Plant Efficiency and Impact
Plant Overall Rating State-of-the-artWorth DuplicatingEnvironmentally Responsible
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Design Capacity (MWe Peak)
Firm Capacity (MWe Peak)
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Solar Insolence DNR (kWh/sq m/day) Power (Watts/sq m) Details
Type of Plant Short Description
Area of Collectors (Land Area)
Type of Panels Model Details
Type of Heat Collecting Element (HCE) Model Details
Type of Heat Transfer Fluid (HTF) Details
Operating Temperature of HTF Input Temp (degC) Output Temp (degC)
Type of Turbine Details
Electric Power Grid Connected To Name/Operator PPA(years)
Name of SubStation Connected To
Grid Feed In Tariff (per MWh in selected currency) For Number of Years
Energy Storage System Storage Capacity (hrs) Details
Thermal Storage (Tank Volume cum) (MWh heat)
Backup Power System Details
Fuel Type for Startup/Backup Source of Fuel
Source of Water
Water Withdrawal Rate at Full Power (cum/hour) Usage Rate (Liters/kWh)
Cogen Mode: Steam Supplied To (Tonnes/hour) Description
Future Development Plans
Capital Cost Of Plant and/or In US Dollars In Year (YYYY)

Unit Information

Unit # Capacity (MWe) Date Commissioned (yyyy-mm-dd) Decommission Date (yyyy-mm-dd) Number of Panels Panel Manufacturer HCE Manufacturer Turbine Manufacturer Turbine Model/Type Energy Storage Manufacturer Solar to Electric Efficiency (%)

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Owner and Operator Information

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* MWe = Megawatts electric