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80 MW solar project set to meet 80% of Salt Lake city’s municipal electric needs

The 80 MW Elektron Solar project is set to provide electricity to three municipal governments, one university, and two ski resorts when it reaches operation in 2023.

Pine Gate Renewables to install Utah’s first standalone storage system

The 0.125 MW/0.5 MWh solution will provide demand charge reduction, backup power to critical loads, and supply additional grid services to the city of Logan, Utah.

This utility is paying its solar customers to adopt energy storage

The incentive program requires that the batteries be charged by the on-site solar power system in order to fully qualify.

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A solar array is headed to a New York landfill

New Energy Equity closed on a 7 MW solar array at a former landfill, the latest in a national trend.

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‘Build here,’ BLM says of Utah land targeted for up to 600 MW of solar

Milford Flats is available due to the Energy Act of 2020, which aims to deploy 25 GW of solar, wind, and geothermal on public lands no later than 2025.

Solar in uncommon spaces

With land use concerns on the rise, large-scale solar projects increasingly are being sited on everything from landfills to water reservoirs. Here’s an overview of the state of the art.

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Chevron looks to join green hydrogen venture

The Advanced Clean Energy Storage project would produce, store, and transport green hydrogen at utility scale for power generation, transportation, and industrial applications.

PacifiCorp’s new IRP includes plans to ditch coal

While the full Integrated Resource Plan has yet to be submitted to regulators, we now know that PacifiCorp is planning no new investments in gas or coal, with plans to retire all coal units by 2040.

Solar at a Utah landfill joins a growing number of projects on brownfield sites

Landfills are increasingly playing host to solar facilities, with the EPA reporting an 80% rise in such projects across the U.S. over the last five years. A 4.7 MW Utah project is one of the latest additions.

Improving solar cells by tackling noise

Researchers used noise measuring devices to identify physical processes within solar cells that cause energy loss and lower efficiency.