With significant solar power potential, solar installations in Utah are primed for massive growth. Utah is now ranked 16th in the nation in total solar capacity with 255 megawatts. More than 44,000 homes can be powered by this amount of solar energy.
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Here are some key numbers about the Beehive State’s solar installation activity to date;*
- 2015 saw 231 megawatts of additional solar installed in the state. This gave Utah a national ranking of 7th for the year.
- Utah has 84 solar companies. 2,700 people currently have employment with them.
- A total of $389 million of solar investments benefited the state in 2015. This was a 1,168% increase from 2014.
- Prices for solar are about 6 percent lower than 2014.
There are quite a few large scale solar panel installations in Utah. They include: the 104 megawatt Red Hills Renewable Energy Park, the 3.8 megawatt South Milford Solar Project, the 1.65 megawatt Salt Palace Solar Project, and the 1 megawatt IKEA installation in Draper. Future projects include Energy Capital Group’s 300 megawatt project, the Utah Olympic Oval Solar Project, and the SunSmart Solar Farm.***
Utah has a favorable net metering program. Residential solar panel systems are allowed to be 25 kilowatts in size. Excess kilowatt hour credits are credited to the homeowner at the retail rate.**
The state also has a decent Renewables Portfolio Standard in which 20 percent of electrical generation must be met by renewables by 2025.**
More than 42 solar panel contractors now operate in the state of Utah. Many of these solar installers can be found in the greater Salt Lake city area including; West Valley City, West Jordan, Sandy, Bountiful, Millcreek, and Draper. Installers can also be found near Ogden, Eden, Brigham City, Logan, Summit Park, Provo, Orem, Mt. Pleasant, Cedar City, and St. George.
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*Information and figures gathered from seia.org.
**Information and figures gathered from dsireusa.org.
***Information and figures gathered from wikipedia.org and seia.org.