Solar power in Abu Dhabi

Shams 1 solar field to cover 300 football pitches Discuss this article

© ITP Images

It seems Abu Dhabi is all set to embrace the technology of renewable energy – specifically solar power. Covering nearly 300 football fields in a remote patch of desert, the Shams 1 solar project carries plenty of symbolic
significance for the United Arab Emirates. It will be the first, large-scale solar project in the country when it is completed at the end of the year, and the largest of its kind in the Middle East. At full capacity, the 100- megawatt, concentrated solar project will be able to power 20,000 homes. Looks like good old Abu Dhabi is leading the way yet again. Hurrah!

By Time Out Abu Dhabi staff
Time Out Abu Dhabi,

Add your review/feedback

Subscribe to weekender newsletter

Prove you're not a robot:


The Knowledge

Dubai to Abu Dhabi in 15mins 'possible with hyperloop'
Oct 13

Travelling from Dubai to Abu Dhabi could be done in futuristic tunnels, or 'hyperloop', an Elon Musk-backed project.

3 things to do today in Abu Dhabi
Oct 11

Enjoy sushi at lunch or Enjoy Hemingway hour

3 things to do today in Abu Dhabi
Oct 8

Meet T-Rex or Rock to Dave Matthews


Sign up now
latest issue Available now!