The Utah National Guard Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Jeff Burton and Gov. Gary Herbert flipped the switch for solar-energy savings at an official ceremony Wednesday at the Utah Guard’s headquarters in Draper.
The Utah National Guard’s energy-creation program includes solar and wind power. On the roof of the Guard’s headquarters building are more than 1,400 new solar panels that will be ceremoniously switched on at the ceremony.
The solar project is one of 10 that are scheduled to be completed by the Guard this year and are estimated to save more than $10 million over the next 20 years. The installation of solar panels in Draper will be equivalent to powering nearly 50 homes, according to the Guard.