Utah’s First Utility-Scale Solar Energy Plant Commissioned

Developers discuss the final completion of an 8-year endeavor in solar fields at the Utah Red Hills Renewable Park, Parowan, Utah, Dec. 10, 2015 | Photo taken by Carin Miller, St. George News

According to the St. George News, after 8 years of planning, Utah’s first functioning utility-sized solar power plant is now up and running in Parowan, UT.

“Investors, developers and government officials from across the globe and Utah gathered to celebrate the completion of the project with food, music and tours of the facility — despite threats of storm clouds on the horizon.

‘This is a pioneering project,” Scatec Solar North America Luigi Resta said. “We did open up a market and it should have positive benefits for many of the counties and the communities with both job creation, new tax benefits and ultimately, hopefully, at low avoided cost prices of (energy).’”

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