Shams 1

This page provides information on Shams 1, a concentrating solar power (CSP) project, with data organized by background, participants, and power plant configuration.
Status Date

Background

Technology
Parabolic Trough
Status
Operational
Location

United Arab Emirates

Region
120 km southwest of Abu Dhabi
Lat/Long Location
23°
34'
13.00"
North
53°
42'
56.00"
East
Land Area
250 hectares
Solar Resource
1934 kWh/m2/yr
Electricity Generation
210,000 MWh/yr
Key References
Break Ground Date
Start Production Date
Cost (approx)
600,000,000 USD
PPA/Tariff Type
Private PPA
PPA/Tariff Period
25 years
Project Type
Commercial

Participants

Developer(s)
Masdar/Total/Abengoa Solar
EPC Contractor
Abener/Teyma
Generation Offtaker(s)
ADWEC

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar-Field Aperture Area
627,840 m²
# of Solar Collector Assemblies (SCAs)
768
# of Loops
192
# of SCAs per Loop
4
SCA Length
150 m
# of Modules per SCA
12
SCA Manufacturer (Model)
Abengoa Solar (ASTRO)
Mirror Manufacturer (Model)
Flabeg (RP3)
HCE Manufacturer (Model)
Schott (PTR 70)
# of Heat Collector Elements (HCEs)
27,648
Heat-Transfer Fluid Type
Therminol VP-1
Solar-Field Inlet Temp
300
Solar-Field Outlet Temp
400
Heat Transfer Fluid Company
Solutia

Power Block

Turbine Capacity (Gross)
100 MW
Turbine Capacity (Net)
100 MW
Turbine Manufacturer
Man
Output Type
Steam Rankine
Cooling Method
Dry cooling
Fossil Backup Type
Natural Gas Boiler

Thermal Storage

Storage Type
None

Project Overview

Project Name: Shams 1 (Shams 1)
Location: United Arab Emirates
Owner(s) (%): Masdar (80%)
Total (20%)
Technology: Parabolic Trough
Turbine Capacity (Net):
100 MW
Turbine Capacity (Gross):
100 MW
Status: Operational
Start Year: 2013

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