Total, Abengoa See Mideast Solar Boom as Largest Generator Opens

Total, Abengoa See Mideast Solar Boom as Largest Generator Opens

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The new $750 million concentrated-solar plant, Shams 1, which Total and Abengoa developed with Abu Dhabi’s Masdar, will produce 100 megawatts of power by harnessing the sun to heat liquids and create steam to turn turbines.