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University of Utah student technology illuminates impacts of solar power

Katie McKellar – Deseret News The University of Utah unveiled student-made technology Monday that university students and officials hope will open eyes to the potential of solar power and other renewable energy systems. While celebrating the university’s solar system installed last year, University of Utah graduate Tom Melburn introduced the final product of a project he has spearheaded since 2011 to create a tool that sheds light on the energy-saving…

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Marriott library unveils solar power production dashboard

Nicole Nixon – KUER The University of Utah has unveiled a new online dashboard that will display the energy production of solar panels on the J. Willard Marriott Library. The dashboard was designed and implemented by students and will appear on screens inside the Marriott Library. Alberta Comer is the Dean of the Marriott Library. She says it not only tracks the energy production of the six solar arrays on…

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U of U researchers say crystaline material has incredible solar power potential

Fox 13 The best hope for cheap and efficient solar power could be one step closer to becoming a reality thanks to researchers at the University of Utah. Researchers have been unlocking the secrets of the crystalline material known as perovskite. Valy Vardeny, a U of U professor of physics and astronomy, said that material is the wave of the future. “It’s relatively inexpensive, so you can put it on…

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Workshop Explores Solutions to Transporting Uinta Basin Waxy Crude

Elenor Heyborne – Utah Pulse The sixth annual Waxy Crude Workshop, presented by the Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative’s Eastern Utah Outreach team, the Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining and Integrated Energy Companies will be April 9th at the Uinta Basin Applied Technology College from 8:30 a.m. until noon. Held in conjunction with the DOGM quarterly meetings in Vernal, the workshop explores solutions to the challenges associated with…

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Logan Municipal Council approves optional buy-in on solar grid

Herald Journal – Lis Stewart An optional rate for people to buy into Logan’s solar grid was approved at the Logan Municipal Council meeting Tuesday night and goes into effect May 1.  The new rate would allow the city to expand its solar grid if it’s popular enough, explained Logan Light and Power Director Mark Montgomery. The grid, located just off State Road 30 near the city’s wastewater treatment lagoons, can…

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Rocky Mountain Power to lower power rates

Deseret News Rocky Mountain Power on Monday asked the Utah Public Service Commission for an $11.6 million decrease in customer electricity bills. The request followed a review in which the utility determined the cost of fuel and electricity was lower than previously forecast. The commission approves customer prices based partially on the expected costs of fuel and electricity purchased on the open market. Rates are subsequently adjusted depending on whether…

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Questar Fueling opens new natural gas filling station

Jasen Lee – Deseret News Fueling for a growing segment of the trucking industry just got a little more high-tech. Questar Fueling Co., a subsidiary of Questar Corp., opened its newest compressed natural gas fueling station Monday in West Valley City. The station, 5174 W. 2400 South, will serve truck fleet operators but will also be open to the public. The new station is equipped with high-speed fueling pumps that…

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Blue Sky program accepting applications for renewable energy projects

Deseret News Rocky Mountain Power’s Blue Sky program is accepting funding applications for renewable energy projects in Utah. Funding is available to help pay the capital cost of installing new wind, solar, wave, low-emissions biomass, certified low-impact hydro, pipeline or irrigation canal hydropower and geothermal systems. Funding is not available for off-grid or residential projects, passive or thermal solar energy projects or geothermal heat pump systems. For detailed criteria on…

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Eagle Mountain sells its electric, gas systems

Mike Gorrell – The Salt Lake Tribune Eagle Mountain City is out of the utility business. The northern Utah County city of 24,000 completed sales Wednesday of its gas system to Questar Gas Co. for $11.4 million and its electric-power operations to Rocky Mountain Power for $24 million. The deals, in the works for almost a year and overwhelmingly approved by city voters in November, will enable the city to…

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Logan mulls special rate to ‘buy in’ to solar array

Lis Stewart – Herald Journal Logan is considering a special electricity rate that would allow residents to voluntarily “buy in” to the city’s existing solar array, at 100 kilowatt-hour shares each, be they renters or homeowners.  It costs a little more, but Logan Light and Power Director Mark Montgomery thinks people might be interested. “It’s just a way for people to participate,” Montgomery said. It’s also a no-risk opportunity for…

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