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Technical tours

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)

Program:

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.

Quick facts

  • 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

Important Dates

Late registration fee after October 27, 2017
Full paper submission October 15, 2017

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