Location: Parowan, Utah
The project is expected to produce up to 210 million kWh annually. Image: Scatec
Norway-based IPP Scatec Solar has completed its first project in the US — a 104MW PV power plant in Utah.
The Utah Red Hills Renewable Park also stands as the state’s first utility-scale solar plant and will more than double Utah’s current solar footprint, according to Scatec.
The project has only been under construction for less than a year, reaching its financial close at the start of 2015. Tech giant Google was announced as one of the main investors in the project early on in its development.
Utah Red Hills is comprised of around 340,000 modules mounted on single-axis trackers. The project is expected to produce up to 210 million kWh annually, with power sold to utility PacifiCorp’s Rocky Mountain Power under a 20-year power purchase agreement.