The Utah National Guard (UTNG) continues its push to energy independence by powering five of its properties with energy generated by solar arrays from SolarCity. The 2.7 MW project consists of 12 separate solar array installations ranging from roof mounts, carports and ground mounted arrays. The systems will provide an estimated 3,996,248 kWh annually, enough to power more than 331 homes a year.
In an effort reduce greenhouse gases, the UNTG applied federal funds allocated for renewable energy projects, including solar. The Utah National Guard uses energy generated by the solar system, which reduces electricity costs for UNTG and offsets carbon emissions along the Wasatch Front. SolarCity estimates the project will offset more than 102 million pounds of CO2 over the next 20 years. That is the equivalent of removing 9,861 cars from U.S. roads.
The UTNG selected SolarCity following a rigorous Request for Proposal (RFP) process. As America’s largest commercial solar provider, SolarCity offered nearly a decade of experience and a streamlined installation process that created minimal disruption to the UTNG’s daily operations.