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Masdar celebrates 5th anniversary of Abu Dhabi Shams 1 100MW Concentrated Solar Power plant

Shams Power Company, the developer, owner and operator of Shams 1,the UAE’s first large-scale concentrated solar power project , is celebrating five years of uninterrupted electricity generation at the plant this month. Located in Al Dhafra, Abu Dhabi’s western region, the 100 megawatt-capacity (MW) Shams 1 was the largest concentrated …

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South Africa’s REIPPPP Will Restart Next Tuesday! A Turning Point for Redstone CSP Project!

South Africa’s energy minister Jeff Radebe announced on Thursday that the 27 delayed renewable energy power purchase agreements (PPAs) will be signed on March 13. The project agreements of the 27 renewable energy independent power producer projects (REIPPP), including the PPAs with grid operator Eskom, will be signed on Tuesday …

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Noor Concentrated Solar Power Complex at Ouarzazate Will Be Completed before the Summer of 2018

The Noor concentrated solar power (CSP) complex at Ouarzazate, will be completed before the summer of 2018, Mustapha Bakkoury, head at Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (Masen) told a press conference on Friday. The EUR-810-million (USD 1bn) second phase of the thermosolar cylindrical parabolic troughs complex Noor Ouarzazate will be …

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