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Utah’s first utility-scale solar goes online

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BRIAN MAFFLY | The Salt Lake Tribune

Utah unveiled its first large utility-scale solar farm Thursday with the dedication of the Utah Red Hills Renewable Park, part of a solar-energy construction boom expected to increase the state’s generating capacity by 915 megawatts in the coming months.

The Norwegian firm Scatec Solar built and operates the project’s 340,700 photovoltaic panels on 632 private acres west of Parowan.

The $188 million project is the nation’s 12th largest solar plant, capable of generating 210,000 megawatt hours a year, enough to power 18,500 homes, but it will soon be eclipsed by larger solar farms slated for Utah’s sunbathed southwest corner. (…)

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