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The new viability of solar power in the Middle East

Abstract:

As another blazing summer in the Middle East approaches its zenith, the region’s solar power industry is hotting up too. As it enters its second age, solar has reached the ignition point where it competes on economic viability alone. The first age of Middle East solar deployment was driven by small-scale pilots and some heavily subsidized larger projects such as Abu Dhabi’s 100 MW concentrated solar power (CSP) plant Shams 1. However, the emphasis was more on grand vistas than concrete projec...

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Published
Peer review status:
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Robin Mills More by this author
Publisher:
Oxford Institute for Energy Studies Publisher's website
Journal:
Oxford Energy Forum
Issue:
102
Pages:
13-16
Publication date:
2015-01-11
ISSN:
0959-7727

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