The technical tour will take place the day before the joint conference begins. All conference participants and guests are welcome to join. The technical tour is an extra cost ( USD75) and may be purchased during registration. If you have already registered, please log in again and add the technical tour.
Technical tour to Shams-1 Site
Shams-1 Site (www.shamspower.ae)
Date: Sunday October 29th from 8 am to 4 pm.
Cost: USD 75 (including transportation and lunch)
08:00 am: Departure from Jumeirah Towers Hotel
10:00 am: Arrival to Shams-1 Site
10:15 am: Start of the technical tour
12:00 pm: End of the technical tour
12:00 pm: Lunch at Western Hotel (Madinat Zayed)
02:00 pm: Departure to Abu Dhabi
04:00 pm: Arrival to Jumeirah Towers Hotel
Short Description of the Site
Located in western Abu Dhabi, Shams 1 is the largest renewable energy project in operation in the Middle East. It occupies 2.5 square kilometers and has a capacity of 100 megawatts. The solar field has 768 parabolic trough collectors to generate clean, renewable electricity.
Shams 1 directly contributes toward Abu Dhabi’s target of 7 percent power-generation capacity via renewable energy by the year 2020. The plant also is helping the United Arab Emirates diversify its energy mix and reduce the country’s carbon footprint. Shams 1 is one of several projects in Masdar’s domestic portfolio. For more information, visit: www.shamspower.ae.
- Facility area: 2.5 square kilometers
- Equipment: 768 parabolic trough collectors
- Installed capacity: 100 megawatts
- Powers more than 20,000 UAE homes
- Emission reductions: 175,000 tons annually
- Operational date: March 17, 2013