CSP as a Global Industry

CSP technology is experiencing a surge in development activity worldwide. It is estimated that more than 5,000 MW of CSP capacity is currently under development, primarily in the United States, in part due to the heritage of the SEGS plants, and in Spain, where an attractive feed-in tariff law encouraged the development of solar power plants.

Shams 1 brings the proven track record of parabolic trough technology to the Gulf region for the first time. It will use a parabolic trough technology similar to that installed in the SEGS plants, which have operated for decades in a similar geography to that of Shams 1.

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