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Who needs oil? World's largest solar power plant with 258,000 mirrors opens in Abu Dhabi ~ Why Don't You Try This?

Who needs oil? World's largest solar power plant with 258,000 mirrors opens in Abu Dhabi ~ Why Don't You Try This? | Sustainable ⊜ Smart Path | Scoop.it

You might think that as one of the world's top oil producing nations, the United Arab Emirates would have little use for solar energy. But that hasn't stopped the Middle East state from unveiling the largest concentrated solar power plant in operation anywhere in the world. 

The 100-megawatt solar-thermal project in Abu Dhabi will power thousands of homes in the country and, it is hoped, displace approximately 175,000 tons of CO2 per year.


Via Sepp Hasslberger, ABroaderView
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Can this not be done in other places also?

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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, March 21, 2013 4:19 AM

It took $ 600 million and 3 years to build this - not bad for a plant that doesn't need fuel, leaves no polluting exhaust and is extremely safe. Arabia could be exporting electricity instead of oil. Future business for desert countries?

Amber Qureshi's comment, April 1, 2013 2:35 PM
Very impressive!
Rosamaria's curator insight, April 11, 2013 11:01 PM

Porque también tien Sol

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The Top 10 Countries for Solar Energy Now

The Top 10 Countries for Solar Energy Now | Sustainable ⊜ Smart Path | Scoop.it

The Top Ten Countries for Solar Energy Now. Ckeck it out. 

 

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German a world record 22 GW of solar electricity...US Solar power has been demonized as "left wing conspiracy"

German a world record 22 GW of solar electricity...US Solar power has been demonized as "left wing conspiracy" | Sustainable ⊜ Smart Path | Scoop.it

German solar power produces a world record 22 GW of electricity...equivalent to 20 nuclear power plants.

 

Solar power in US has been demonized as "left wing conspirary".

 

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