Floating Solar: Utah Water District Soars to Net-Zero
- Ameresco is awarded the design contract to build a 589-kW floating solar array for the Mountain Regional Water Special Service District. The project will offset 92% of the energy consumed from the grid, reduce energy costs by 80%, and help the district reach a net-zero energy goal. Construction begins June 2024 with completion expected by September 2024.
Ameresco has been awarded the design contract for a 589-kW floating solar array to be installed at the Signal Hill Water Treatment Plant for the Mountain Regional Water Special Service District in Utah. The array will be owned by the district, placed on the treatment plant’s holding pond and provide electricity to power the water treatment plant. The completion of this project is designed to offset 92% of the energy consumed from the grid and reduce the district’s energy costs by 80%, helping them reach their goal of net-zero energy. Construction is expected to begin in June 2024 and be completed by September 2024.
What Benefits Will Utah's Signal Hill Plant Gain From Floating Solar Array?
To further answer the question of what benefits Utah's Signal Hill Plant will gain from the floating solar array, some additional information is as follows:
- The Signal Hill Plant will be able to generate clean energy from the solar array, promoting sustainability and helping to reduce emissions.
- The floating solar array will cover an area of over 100 acres, making it the largest floating solar array in North America.
- The Signal Hill Plant will benefit from the savings in energy costs due to the solar array.
- The solar array will provide long-term energy savings, leading to decreased energy costs for the plant in the future.
- The array will be able to withstand harsh weather conditions, ensuring that it lasts for many years to come.
- The solar array will provide clean energy to the Signal Hill Plant, helping to reduce carbon emissions.
- The solar array will help to reduce strain on the existing power grid, promoting grid efficiency.