Masdar and partners announced on 17 March the start-up of the 100mw capacity Shams 1 solar plant, the world’s largest concentrated solar power (CSP) installation.

Sultan Ahmad al-Jabir, CEO of Abu Dhabi state renewables firm Masdar, said: “The inauguration of Shams 1 is a major breakthrough for renewable energy in the Middle East. Just like the rest of the world, the region is faced with meeting its rising demand for energy, while also working to reduce its carbon footprint.” (CONTINUED - 579 WORDS)