Utah Red Hills Renewable Park is a solar power generating facility being developed in Parowan, Utah, by Scatec Solar with an estimated investment of $188m. It will be Utah’s biggest power generating facility upon completion and will be one of the biggest solar power plants in the country.
The facility is being constructed on 630 acres of privately-owned land which is an excellent location for solar irradiation. Construction on the plant began in January 2015 and commissioning is scheduled for December 2015.
With a capacity of 104MW, the plant is estimated to generate approximately 210m kWh of electricity a year that will be sufficient for supplying energy to 18,500 homes. The project is anticipated to create approximately 300 direct jobs and 500 indirect jobs with 85% of the labour force sourced locally from Utah.
According to US Environmental Protection Agency’s estimates, the renewable power generated by the Utah Red Hills will be sufficient to offset 145,000t of carbon dioxide emissions a year.
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