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New solar farm allows 92% of power at UVU to come from renewable energy

A new solar farm in Tooele County that began operating in May will now allow Utah Valley University to operate its campus with 92% renewable energy. The Elektron solar farm, which is operated by Rocky Mountain Power, first broke ground in 2021, according to a press release from UVU. In addition to serving UVU, the solar farm also will provide power to Salt Lake City, Summit County, Park City, Deer Valley Resort and Park City Mountain Resort. The 80-megawatt solar farm sits on about 550 acres west of the Great Salt Lake and is managed by the Utah Trust Lands Administration. According to ...


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