Parabolic mirrors collect sunlight at concentrated solar power plant
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Largest concentrated solar power plant opens in Abu Dhabi

18 March 2013 Last updated at 16:13 GMT

The oil-rich state of Abu Dhabi has officially opened the world's largest concentrated solar power plant.

Shams 1 - which means 'the sun' in Arabic - uses advanced parabolic trough technology to harness the light from over 250,000 mirrors.

Deborah Basckin reports.