Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince opens Spanish solar power plant

Located near Seville, Gemasolar is world's first solar power station that can work all through the night
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King of Spain Juan Carlos I and HH General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces officially inaugurated the world's first power plant capable of 24-hour, uninterrupted electricity generation from the sun (AFP/Getty Images)
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Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan (L) poses with Spain's King Juan Carlos (R) during the inauguration of the Torresol Energy Gemasolar thermasolar plant in Fuentes de Andalucia near Sevilla, southern Spain, on October 4, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)
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Gemasolar is the first commercial-scale plant to apply central tower receiver and molten salt heat storage technology (AFP/Getty Images)
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Spain's Foreign Affairs Minister Trinidad Jimenez (R) attends the inauguration of the Torresol Energy Gemasolar thermasolar plant (AFP/Getty Images)
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Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan (2L) poses for a picture with Spanish King Juan Carlos (3L) and Torresol Energy's president Enrique Sendagorta (C) during the inauguration (AFP/Getty Images)
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The Gemasolar concentrated solar power (CSP) plant, located at Fuentes de Andalucía in Seville, Spain and owned by Torresol Energy is a joint venture between Abu Dhabi's Masdar and SENER, the Spanish engineering and construction firm (AFP/Getty Images)
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Gemasolar is the world's first commercial plant to use molten salt thermal storage in a central tower configuration with a heliostat field and is expected to have a major impact of the future of the global solar industry (AFP/Getty Images)