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The Shams 1 Power Plant in Pictures

Inaugurated in March 2013, Shams 1 is the first concentrated solar power plant in the Middle East. Located 120 kilometers southwest of Abu Dhabi, the plant, which utilizes parabolic trough collector technology, was championed by the government renewable energy company, Masdar, and developed by Abengoa Solar and Total. Shams 1 will help the emirate meet its target of deriving 7% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020.