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Utah Solar

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Solar Installed (MW):
1,565.61
National Ranking:
8th (2nd in 2016)
State Homes Powered by Solar:
307,396
Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar:
5.88%
Solar Jobs:
4,408
Solar Companies in State:
111 (19 Manufacturers, 52 Installers/Developers, 39 Others)
Total Solar Investment in State
$2,247.71 million
Prices have fallen
55% in the last five years
Growth Projection and Ranking:
896 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 21st)

Utah's solar industry is growing, supported by investments from companies like IKEA, which installed Utah's largest commercial solar system.

2017-Q4-UT

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Notable Solar Installations in Utah

  • Utah Red Hills Renewable Energy Park was completed in 2016. This photovoltaic project has the capacity to generate 104 MW of electricity -- enough to power over 20,419 Utah homes.5
  • Several large retailers in Utah have gone solar including IKEA, Patagonia and Uinta Brewing Company. IKEA has installed one of the largest such installations with 1 MW of solar capacity at their location in Draper.6
  • At 3 MW, Buckhorn Solar Plant in Paragonah is among the largest solar installations in Utah. This project has enough electric capacity to power more than 589 homes.7  

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Solar Companies in Utah

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Utah State Solar Policy Resources

Utah Public Utilities Commission – Learn about the governing body that regulates the electricity rates and services of California public utilities

Utah Office of Energy Development – Find a wide variety of information on state government energy programs, policy, projects, energy-saving strategies and energy-related statistics

Utah State Legislature – Track pending legislation affecting solar energy, locate and contact individual legislators, and stay up to date on current legislative issues in Utah

DSIRE Incentives Database - Utah – Search a public clearinghouse for specific solar energy incentives in Utah and across the United States

U.S. Energy Information Administration - Utah State Profile – Explore official energy statistics, including data on electricity supply and demand, from the U.S. government

EnergySage Marketplace - Utah - See the cost of solar panels and solar companies available in Utah

Utah Solar Energy Association

Footnotes

1All data from SEIA/GTM Research U.S. Solar Market Insight unless otherwise noted: http://www.seia.org/research-resources/us-solar-market-insight

2Energy Information Administration, Electric Power Monthly: http://www.eia.gov/electricity/monthly/#generation

3The Solar Foundation, State Solar Jobs Census: http://www.thesolarfoundation.org/solar-jobs-census/states/

4SEIA, National Solar Database: http://www.seia.org/research-resources/national-solar-database

5SEIA, Major Solar Projects List: http://www.seia.org/research-resources/major-solar-projects-list

6Ibid

7SEIA, Solar Means Business: http://www.seia.org/campaign/solar-means-business-2016

Number Of Installations
25,218