• 29+ GW

    of power

    power
  • 3.2 million M3 day

    of desalinated water

    water

Details about the range of power generation and desalination technologies

Fuel Types

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A technology agnostic approach

Tackling global power and water challenges requires a broad approach. At ACWA Power, we are not wedded to any particular technology, but take an agnostic approach; we chose technologies most appropriate to meet the needs of the nations and communities which we partner with. Whichever technology we deploy won’t compromise our commitment to the environment and social sustainability, and to providing value over the long-term. Find out more about the range of power generation and desalination technologies ACWA Power deploys and how these are being used in our projects around the world.

Energy Sources

  • acwapower coal-1 image
    About clean coal

    Clean coal power stations use sophisticated technologies to mitigate emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases that arise from the utilization of coal. There are seven clean coal technologies...

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    About concentrated solar power (CSP)

    Concentrated solar power systems generate solar power by using mirrors or lenses to focus a large area of sunlight onto a small area – unlike PV, which generates power through the photovoltaic effect....

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    About concentrated solar power (CSP) with tower

    Concentrated solar power systems generate solar power by using mirrors or lenses to focus a large area of sunlight onto a small area. In CSP with tower, a central receiver system uses sun-tracking mirrors...

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  • acwapower gas-1 image
    About gas power plants

    Gas power plants utilise turbines to ignite gas in order to produce combustible gases to power a generator. Natural gas power stations generate far less GHG emissions than coal and oil fired plants used...

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    About Oil/Diesel

    Oil/Diesel power plants utilise diesel to power engines that drive electric current generators. The plants can be stationary or mobile and are widely used in many countries due to the ability to quickly...

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    About photovoltaic (PV) power

    Photovoltaics is the conversion of particles of light into electricity. Solar panels are usually made from several units of PV cells made of semiconductor materials, such as silicon, that form an electrical...

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  • acwapower thermal desalination icon image
    About thermal desalination

    Thermal desalination is the process of boiling water, using a vacuum distillatory, at less than atmospheric pressure. The method allows water to be boiled at a lower temperature than in air helping to...

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  • acwapower thermal storage technology icon image
    About thermal storage technology

    Thermal energy storage (TES) stocks thermal energy by heating a storage medium so that the stored energy can be used at a later time for concentrated power generation. It can be combined effectively with...

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    About reverse osmosis

    Reverse osmosis is a water purification technology that uses semipermeable membranes and pressure to separate salts from water. Reverse osmosis plant membrane systems typically use less energy than thermal...

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  • acwapower wind-1 image
    About wind power

    Wind power is the use of air flow through wind turbines to mechanically power generators for electricity. Like our solar farms, wind farms connect multiple turbines directly to the power grid, replacing...

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