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UMPA, sPower sign agreement for 80MW PV project in Utah
Utah Municipal Power Agency (UMPA) has signed off on an agreement with sPower to provide renewable energy to six cities within the state by way of an 80MW PV installation.  This new solar plant, which will be constructed in Juab County, will be providing 80MW of renewable energy for member cities within UMPA’s service area. The site also represents a capital expenditure of approximately US$80 million into Juab County.  Since 1980, UMPA has been the electrical provider to the cities of Provo, Spanish Fork, Nephi, Salem, Manti and Levan. Provo Mayor Michelle Kaufusi said: “Since becoming mayor, we have been pushing for adding more renewable sources to Provo’s electricity mix. For some time, we have watched the growth of roof top solar in our community and now we will be adding this large solar project to the mix. Provo has been very active in reducing its carbon footprint based on the efforts of Provo’s Sustainability Committee and our energy efficiency programs. We are grateful for the employees at Provo Power in providing reliable service and keeping our lights on.” sPower will be the owner and operator of the Clover Creek project, which will employ approximately 300 workers during its 4-6 month construction phase. Despite boasting a PV/wind pipeline with over 1,650MW of installed capacity, the Clover Creek site stands as sPower’s first utility scale project developed in Utah, its home state.  sPower CEO Ryan Creamer said: “We are excited to be a long-term neighbor in Juab County, and look forward to creating supportive relationships with the county, school district and other local businesses. Developing solar power in Utah is important to sPower, because we live, work and play here – it is our home. Working cooperatively towards a common goal with UMPA, Rocky Mountain Power and numerous other teams has been critical in bringing this agreement together. I am proud of this milestone and the hard work that has been demonstrated to date.” Utah boasts a rather robust PV market, with nearly 800MW of PV capacity installed within the state over the last five years.  Earlier this month, the US Solar Fund (USF) closed on both the acquisition and financing of 100% of the cash equity interests in the 128MW Milford Solar Project, located in Beaver County, Utah. Construction on the installation is expected to begin immediately, with full commercial operations expected before the end of 2020.  In May, Facebook signed off on a PPA for 122MW worth of PV capacity that will be used to power the company’s Eagle Mountain data centre. Construction of the 122MW Cove Mountain 2 PV site is slated to start in late 2019 and lead to commercial launch during 2020. 
Sep 23, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, sPower, Utah, North America, umpa, Michelle Kaufusi, Ryan Creamer
DE Shaw buys 180MW project duo from First Solar in Utah
Shaw Renewable Investments has purchased two neighbouring PV projects in Utah contracted to provide power to Facebook from developer First Solar.   The
Oct 25, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, California, USA, First Solar, utility-scale PV, Utah, North America, Facebook, PacifiCorp, d. e. shaw renewable investments
D.E. Shaw's 180-MW Utah solar projects will certainly support Facebook information centers
of DESRI. "These are the very first of DESRI's renewable energy projects in Utah to reach commercial procedure, standing for an important turning point in our
Apr 14, 2021 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Facebook, DESRI, Solar Project, David Zwillinger, D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments‘, Sam Buechner
McCarthy completes 128-MW solar project in Utah
project is situated on 750 acres simply north of Milford, Utah. McCarthy acted as EPC contractor for the project, which is owned by United States Solar Fund
Dec 18, 2020 // Plants, USA, North America, Solar Project, McCarthy, Whitney Voute, Scott Canada
DESRI Shuts Funding of 80 MW Sigurd Solar Project in Utah
DESRI is pleased to begin building on its 4th utility-scale solar project in Utah and bring top notch jobs to Sevier County." Even more, the Sigurd Solar
Jun 16, 2020 // Markets & Finance News, Facebook, PacifiCorp, hsbc, d. e. shaw renewable investments, International, DESRI, Solar Project, City National Bank, David Zwillinger, Eric Heintz, James Wright, M&T, Oakwood Construction Services, Sigurd Solar project, Societe Generale
USF completes acquisition, financing of 128MW PV project in Utah
equity interests in the 128MW Milford Solar Project, located in Beaver County, Utah.    Construction on the installation is expected to begin
Sep 3, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, USA, First Solar, Utah, North America, usf, longroad energy, Gillian Nott, Liam Thomas
D.E. Shaw acquires 180 MW of Utah solar from First Solar
First Solar’s Cove Mountain and Cove Mountain 2 projects in Iron County, Utah. The acquisition of the two projects, the sales of which were previously
Oct 23, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, USA, China, First Solar, Asia, North America, Georges Antoun, D.E. Shaw, Bryan Martin
Utah-Based Power Innovations sets brand-new Hydrogen Fuel Cells Record
Utah-based energy services carrier Power Innovations has actually introduced that it has actually efficiently completed a spots 48-hour examination with Hydrogen Fuel Cells. In the test, which set a brand-new Hydrogen Fuel Cell (HFC) record, the company powered a complete information centre web server lots-- 200 kW of hyperscale computers and computer system simulators-- for 48 continual hours with HFCs, increasing the previous record of 24 hours, which was established by the firm last year. By running 4 automobile gas cells in parallel to generate 10,500+ kWh of pollution-free power in 48 hrs, Power Innovation's Hydrogen Fuel Cell Innovation Lab established a brand-new record for hydrogen-generated computer system back-up power. This successful examination demonstrates that hydrogen power is a feasible, long duration, pollution-free solution to data centre main and backup power needs. What occurred throughout this historical 48-hour examination: 10,560 kWh of power was created 51 kg of hydrogen was taken in 7,000 + L of pure water was generated " Not many people learn about the international crisis handy related to data centres, however it's something that Power Innovations understands and is exerting to conquer. In the United States alone, information centres call for 90 billion kWh of electricity annually. To place that right into viewpoint, that's as much electricity as is produced in 34 large 500-megawatt coal-powered plants. The numbers are much more astonishing when thinking about the international footprint: roughly 416 terawatts of electricity are required to power data centres around the globe. As huge as these numbers are, they're only growing. Data centre capability increases every three years as well as electricity usage from information centres increases every 4. With this much-projected development, an option for tidy power is critical," the firm provided in its statement. Presently, information centres normally count on two sources of backup power- an Uninterruptible Power System (UPS) as well as a diesel generator. The UPS tool takes over in the case of a power failure and acts as a transitional power supply for the 5-10 mins it requires to turn on a diesel generator. Well-maintained diesel generators can maintain power streaming for as long as they have gasoline. Nonetheless, they have substantial downsides, including not starting when required, being noisy and filthy, having high upkeep tasks and costs, and also creating an excessive quantity of vibrations and also undesirable carbon discharges. Alternatively, Hydrogen Fuel Cells supply several benefits over standard UPS and also diesel generator back-up remedies. HFCs load a typical UPS and also generator done in one device-- eliminating twin maintenance costs as well as flooring room. HFCs are virtually maintenance free, vibration cost-free, silent, and also can produce bountiful, tidy power for days on end. " HFCs create absolutely no carbon exhausts despite for how long they are run. That indicates they can be safely used interior or outdoor-- a significant advantage to current options," noted Robert L Mount-- CEO as well as Founder of Power Innovations. In addition, with HFCs you obtain power plus water as well as heating/cooling. "We're not only providing power to maintain the requirements of life and also service, but we're likewise providing substantial amounts of distilled water. When was the last time your diesel generator offered you water?" " This special test has offered reliability for a fuel cell application for data centres, which changes both the UPS and also the diesel generator as well as generates no carbon emissions."
Jul 27, 2020 // Solar to Fuel, USA, hydrogen, Utah, North America, fuel cells, Record, Power Innovations, Robert L Mount
UAMPS Members Sign Up For Solar From Navajo Nation Project
members of Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS) are further decarbonizing their energy portfolios by adding solar electricity from a new project
Aug 9, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, UAMPS, Utah, Red Mesa Tapaha Solar Resource, NTUA, North America, Idaho
Ikea owner buys into 403 MW of US solar parks
the business has actually acquired 49% risks in 2 solar projects found in Utah as well as Texas, specifically, it stated previously today without giving
Apr 10, 2020 // Markets & Finance News, USA, North America, ikea, ingka group
Facebook reveals virtually 1 GW of brand-new power bargains
agreements to get 806 MW of solar and also wind power from projects throughout Utah, Ohio, Illinois, Tennessee as well as Ireland. All of the contracts will
Aug 11, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, USA, North America, Facebook, solar projects
Greenbacker gets 104-MW Graphite Solar project from rPlus Energies
project, Graphite Solar I, lies in Carbon County, Utah and also has a lasting power acquisition arrangement in place with the energy PacifiCorp on behalf of
Dec 22, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Charles Wheeler, North America, greenbacker, Solar Project, rPlus Energies, Luigi Resta
Chemists progress solar energy storage focused on global difficulties
Utah State University chemists Tianbiao "Leo" Liu, Bo Hu and also Maowei Hu are among authors of a paper released July 13, 2020, in 'Nature Materials,' defining a solar flow battery style that combines power conversion and storage in one unit. Collaborators on the project consisted of Wenjie Li and also Jin Song of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Anita Ho-Baillie of the University of New South Wales and also University of Sydney in Australia, Jr-Hau He of King Abdullah University of Science as well as Technology in Saudi Arabia and the City University of Hong Kong. " This modern technology can accelerate electrification in remote areas," says Liu, assistant teacher in USU's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, whose engagement in the study was supported by a National Science Foundation CAREER grant he obtained in 2019. The style, he claims, integrates photoelectrochemical solar batteries with aqueous organic redox flow batteries (AORFBs). " Each of these innovations uses benefits," Liu states. "The photovoltaic cells convert sunshine right into power, while the flow batteries can be charged by the solar cells to store solar energy at the same time. The integrated style generates extremely high voltage as well as really stable biking." The innovation builds on research efforts Liu's laboratory reported on AORFBs in a 2018 paper in ChemComm. " Battery storage space of eco-friendly power resources, such as solar and also wind, provides obstacles as a result of unsteady grid power, heavy cycling that requires frequent billing as well as releasing, in addition to uneven, full reenergizing," Liu says. "In addition, we require power storage space electrolyte remedies that are safe as well as inexpensive. AORFBs reveal fantastic promise in satisfying these demands." Even more, the Liu Lab is making AORFBs for incorporated saltwater desalination as well as power storage space, which the group reported in the April 27, 2020 online edition of Advanced Functional Materials. The study was sustained by a Utah Science Technology as well as Research (USTAR) Initiative University Technology Acceleration Grants (UTAG) give. "Combining water desalination and power storage into a bifunctional gadget uses the chance to resolve not one, yet 2 expanding international issues from one equipment installation," Liu says.
Jul 27, 2020 // Technology, Storage, USA, North America, Utah State University, Tianbiao "Leo" Liu, Bo Hu, Maowei Hu, flow battery
Hydrogen is the very first practical choice for seasonal storage space
or renewably created. A project along these lines is under advancement in Utah, as well as would certainly make use of below ground salt caves to save
Mar 16, 2020 // Technology, Storage, USA, hydrogen, North America, DNV GL
Report finds tribal utility-scale solar is booming in the Southwest
50 MW of solar generation with a 20-MW storage component. In Arizona and Utah, the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority has partnered with the Salt River Project
Oct 23, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, UTILITY-SCALE SOLAR, North America, IEEFA, LADWP