Geothermal energy may be coming to the University of Utah

Geothermal Energy - University of Utah

University seeks to make use of clean power The University of Utah is looking to make more use of geothermal energy. The university is currently working to finalize a deal that will see approximately half of its electricity come from clean power sources. Currently, both Cyrq Energy, a company based in Utah, and Berkshire Hathaway Renewables have submitted proposals to provide the university with renewable energy. These companies are looking to bring some 30 megawatts of clean power to the University of Utah over the next 25 years. Geothermal energy…

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Entirety of US could be powered by solar energy, according to Elon Musk

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A small part of the country could use solar panels to generate all of the country’s electricity Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors and chairman of SolarCity, believes that the entirety of the United States can be powered by a 100 mile by 100 mile track of land equipped with solar energy systems. Musk outlined this vision during a meeting with the National Governors Association. According to Musk, the land needed for this endeavor can be found in Nevada, Texas, or Utah. These three states have extensive tracks of open…

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New solar energy projects to take root in Utah

SunEdison will be developing three new utility-scale project in southern Utah Three utility-scale solar projects will be taking form in southern Utah. These projects will be developed by SunEdison and will boast of a combined energy capacity of 210 megawatts of electricity, which is enough to power approximately 36,000 homes in the state. SunEdison currently has 570 megawatts of solar energy projects in development, with another 306 megawatts of wind energy projects being developed in the state. Utah has shown strong interest in renewable energy and has been providing support…

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Three new solar energy plants are coming to Utah

SunEdison is moving forward with solar projects in Utah that will total to 262 MW. SunEdison, the global leader in solar electricity power systems, recently announced that it has signed agreements to build and install three utility-scale solar energy plants in Iron County, located in southern Utah, and these new plants will have a combined total capacity of 262 megawatts (MW). The electricity produced by the solar power plants will be purchased by PacifiCorp. PacifiCorp, an electric utility, which serves 1.8 million industrial, commercial, and residential customers, will purchase the…

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New solar energy system in Utah is making some progress

Investment firm sets sights on solar energy in Utah The Energy Capital Group, an investment firm focused on renewable energy and environmental projects, has been working to negotiate a power purchase agreement for a new solar energy system that is planned to take root in Utah. The solar energy system is expected to be the largest of its kind in the state and will boast of a total capacity of 300 megawatts. The system could be a major boon for the state’s clean energy goals and the success of the…

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eBay adopts fuel cells for mega-data centers

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eBay powers data centers through hydrogen fuel cells Online retail giant eBay is looking to build its next generation of mega-data centers in Utah, Arizona, and Nevada. These states offer promising tax incentives and low latency for consumers that will be connected to the company’s network to make purchases. While these states may present eBay with several benefits, one problem remains: Powering these mega-data centers effectively. The data centers being built by eBay are expected to consume a large amount of electricity and the retailer is keen to ensure that…

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Utah bursting with geothermal energy potential

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US continues to look for adequate replacement for fossil-fuels, and geothermal energy may be the answer As the U.S. begins to slowly but surely break away from fossil-fuels, the country is eager to find a new, reliable form of energy that can take its place. The federal government has adopted an “all of the above” energy plan that has it pursuing various forms of power, clean or otherwise. Geothermal energy is among the government’s interests, and it has been gaining more attention recently. The Utah Geological Survey has found that…

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Utah to be home to expansive natural gas project

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Natural gas project receives approval from the U.S. government The U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, has approved a major natural gas project that will take root in Utah’s Uinta Basin. The project aims to develop more than 3,600 natural gas wells over the next ten years. Given the scope of the project, it is expected to bring thousands of sustainable jobs to the state as well as many more temporary ones. It has also caused some controversy in Utah, where environmentalists claim that it will cause significant damage…

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