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Nipton, California will soon be powered 85% by a new High Gain Solar (HGS) array in the Mojave desert. With just short of 1,000 residents, Nipton is a small railroad outpost town. But such small steps are a good example and an excellent parallel track to be pursued along with the large-scale more ambitious projects. One small town at a time…
via CNET News

Here in the UAE, the 100MW massive installation, Shams 1 in Abu Dhabi, a joint effort between Masdar and Abengoa, is critical, setting the bar higher for the rest of the world.

It may also be a good idea to install 5-10MW arrays near smaller UAE cities like Kalba or Al Mirfa. It would provide such cities with a security of energy and assist the peak load of the existing UAE grid especially during the summer daylight hours. Such installations would be a fraction of the cost and would be prime candidates for creative design and methods of building (LAGI?).