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Agreement Announced for Utah Rooftop Solar

Agreement Announced for Utah Rooftop Solar Proposed settlement provides glide path for sustainable rooftop solar development SALT LAKE CITY (Aug. 28, 2017) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert today announced an unprecedented accomplishment in the advancement of sustainable rooftop solar energy in Utah. State and local government entities, Rocky Mountain Power, solar industry participants, and non-governmental interest groups have proposed a settlement of net metering and distributed generation matters that provides…

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Weber State Davis switches to solar power

LAYTON — Weber State University Davis will start using solar panels this month to generate all of the school’s electricity. The school’s seven acres of solar panels will produce enough energy to power the equivalent of more than 250 homes for one year, according to a news release, offsetting more than 85 million pounds of carbon emissions over the next 20 years. WSU Sustainability Coordinator Jennifer Bodine said the campus…

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Energy Department Announces $29 Million Investment in Enhanced Geothermal Systems Efforts

Press Release For Immediate Release: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 Energy Department Announces $29 Million Investment in Enhanced Geothermal Systems Efforts FORGE Funding Will Accelerate Development of Clean Energy from Geothermal Sources WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of the Obama Administration’s continued commitment to the President’s Climate Action Plan, the Energy Department today announced $29 million in funding under the Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) program for projects…

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Utah Property Owners Benefit with PACE

Cost-effectiveness is often the top consideration for states weighing the options to spur energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements. The Energy Department has taken steps to make it easier for homeowners and businesses to realize the benefits of investing in more efficient, affordable properties through innovative residential clean energy financing programs. This includes the property-assessed clean energy program (PACE). It’s an innovative financing mechanism for energy efficiency and renewable energy…

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Geothermal wells deepen Weber State’s sustainability efforts

LEIA LARSEN, Standard-Examiner OGDEN — Weber State University has adopted recycling bins, solar panels and electric vehicles as part of its sustainability efforts. Now it’s going underground to tap geothermal power. Rigs are currently drilling more than 200 deep-water wells in the parking lot north of the Ogden campus’s Stewart Stadium. The wells will help regulate temperatures in the decades-old steam and chilled water system used to heat and cool…

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Utah companies bring renewable energy to forefront

Mike Stapley | KSL.com Contributor SALT LAKE CITY — The fifth annual Governor’s Utah Energy Development Summit was held recently in Salt Lake City. According to Governor Gary Herbert, “Most all of us respect the idea of being good stewards of the Earth. We want to have clean air (and) clean water, and if we dig a hole we want to fill it back up.” Several states, including Utah, are…

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Solar Power Benefits Local High School

AIMEE COBABE | UPR A new solar panel array was turned on this week at Cottonwood High School in Murray, Utah. The school joins more than 100 Utah organizations that received funding from Rocky Mountain Power’s Blue Sky renewable energy program. According to Dan Dotson, energy management specialist for Granite School District, there is a large benefit when the school district saves money on energy. “What happens is, all of…

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What is Utah doing to promote clean energy? Officials address energy summit

LEIA LARSEN | Standard-Examiner When it comes to energy production, Utah occasionally gets a bad rap. But at Weber State’s Intermountain Sustainability Summit this week, state officials were on hand to explain what, exactly, is being done to promote renewables. From the explosion in rooftop solar to big efforts in retrofitting inefficient buildings, state energy programs and incentives appear to be rippling up and down the Wasatch Front and beyond….

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U.S. Solar Market Sets New Record, Installing 7.3 GW of Solar PV in 2015

In yet another record-breaking year, the solar industry in the United States installed 7,286 MW of solar PV in 2015. GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association announced the historic figures today ahead of the March 9 release of the U.S. Solar Market Insight report. For the first time ever, solar beat out natural gas capacity additions, with solar supplying 29.5 percent of all new electric generating capacity in…

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Rocky Mountain Power to Build 20 Megawatt Solar Farm in Utah

Rocky Mountain Power will soon be offering its customers the chance to use solar energy, even if they don’t plan to install panels on the roof. The utility company announced Monday that it’s contracted with a company called juwi to build a solar farm. The 20 megawatt solar farm will be located in Holden, Utah, in Millard County. Rocky Mountain Power spokesperson Paul Murphy says customers will be able to…

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