Attendees of MENASOL 2014 (6-7th May, Dubai) will be given the opportunity to visit the 100MW Shams 1 power plant in Abu Dhabi, the largest parabolic trough power plant in the world.
Shams 1 is the Middle East's largest and only operational CSP power plant and one of the largest in the world. With a power output of 100MW, Shams 1 solar field extends to over 600,000 m2 and it has over 250,000 mirrors.
Abdulaziz Al-Obaidli, Process Performance Engineer at Shams Power Company will also be presenting and analysing real performance data on Shams 1 at the MENASOL event, to show how this landmark plant is performing and the transferable lessons and data which can be taken from it. Abdulaziz will also be participating in a panel discussion on the adaptation of parabolic trough, Fresnel and tower technologies to desert conditions and the key challenges faced during both the construction and operational phases of the power plant.
MENASOL 2014 (6-7 May, Dubai) is a two day event looking at the top markets for solar in MENA, and looking in-depth at both PV and CSP technologies. It will bring together the global leaders in CSP such as CSWA Power, Brightsource, Abengoa as well as the leading market experts and decision makers in the top CSP markets to share the technical and commercial strategies needed for developing profitable CSP plants in MENA.
For more information about the event, go to: www.csptoday.com/menasol