The Shams 1 plant is located in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)
at the northern latitude of 23°34' and the eastern longitude of 53°42', approximately 120 km
southwest of Abu Dhabi and 6 km from the town of Madinat Zayed on the road from Tarif
to the Liwa Oasis.
This location was selected because it offers sufficient space for the plant, a high level of direct solar irradiation, and easy connection to the existing
power grid infrastructure. Its location also contributes to the Emirate’s economic development goals by spurring economic activity in the Western Region.