Scatec Solar, an Oslo, Norway-based company, has unveiled its intentions to invest in a solar project in Cedar City, Utah. The project on completion will remain the largest in Utah.
The solar project is proposed over 650 acres of privately owned land area that is located northwest of Parowan. The project will be constructed in two phases and ultimately will generate around 100 MW of solar power, which is sufficient to provide electricity to nearly 80,000 houses. Iron County offers a perfect location for the solar power plant with its copious sun shine, cheap and reasonably priced land and its close proximity to the Rocky Mountain Power substation. The company has been planning the project for nearly four years now and will commence its construction on receiving the land sale agreement and building permissions around spring this year. For the purpose of availing the federal tax credits and state incentives the company needs to commence its construction before the end of the current year.
The company has commenced the erection of security fences, which includes a special barrier to keep off the Utah prairie dogs, an endangered species that live in the nearby preserved land area.