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Along with building-integrated photovoltaics, this 10 MW solar plant provides carbon-free, renewable power to Masdar City. Situated just outside the city limits, the plant is already generating more energy than Masdar City can use – providing extra power to the local grid.

As the city expands, Masdar hopes to increase renewable energy generation with off-site solar projects throughout the Abu Dhabi desert. Masdar Institute researchers are also looking into algae-based fuels, tidal wave energy and geothermal power as potential sources of electricity for the city.

Mary Mazzoni

Based in Philadelphia, Mary Mazzoni is a senior editor at TriplePundit. She is also a freelance journalist with a passion for storytelling and sustainability. Her work has appeared in the Philadelphia Daily News, Earth911, the Huffington Post, Sustainable Brands and the Daily Meal.

Mary is a lifelong vegetarian with an interest in climate resilience, clean tech and food justice. You can contact her at mary@triplepundit.com or @mary_mazzoni on Twitter.