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GlassPoint Oil-Producing Solar Farm Nears Construction Start

GlassPoint's solar enhanced oil recovery facility stands at the Amal West Oilfield, Oman.

GlassPoint's solar enhanced oil recovery facility stands at the Amal West Oilfield, Oman.

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GlassPoint Solar Inc will begin work on one of the world’s largest solar park this month, with the first production planned for late 2017.

The 1-gigawatt solar-thermal project will turn water into steam for injection into an oilfield in Oman. The process is known as enhanced oil recovery or EOR and involves heating the ground to improve the flow of heavy crude to the surface.