May 23, 2016

One of world's largest solar plants to be used to produce ... oil

A rendering of the 36 glass modules containing the solar-powered steam flooding system being built in ...

In a real case of strange bedfellows, one of the largest solar plants in the world is being built in Oman to boil water for use in oil production rather than to generate electricity. The plant, dubbed Miraah and created by Glasspoint for Petroleum Development Oman, will eventually produce the equivalent of 1 GW of power and will replace a less energy efficient natural gas method currently in use.

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