Utah County firm plans state's largest solar project for Millard County

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  • PatricknLA Los Angeles, CA
    Jan. 15, 2014 9:14 p.m.

    Well Solar does work I hate to be the bearer of bad news, the reason is electricity prices are going up in California as we as a state divest our state off of coal fired electricity plants, something Utah sells California ELECTRICITY so the plants you currently have you will have to sell your electricity to another state. So why not produce 100% solar energy instead of adding carbon to the atmosphere seems like a smart thing from our point of view as your clients if you have solar energy. More and more people are adding solar systems to their homes here in California I have one and haven't had a bill in over a year and my neighbors are installing a system as we speak. So continue to think outside of the box and you will continue to sell 100% clean electricity to California.

  • RedShirt USS Enterprise, UT
    Sept. 18, 2013 12:36 p.m.

    To "My2Cents" I don't think you know what you are talking about. With a high voltage power transmission system, the power in that system is DC, so to add more DC power to it is not a problem. The specialized equipment to convert it from DC to AC is already there since the high voltage lines are already DC.

    This is a bad project, but that is only because solar power can only exist with massive subsidies.

  • Lagomorph Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 18, 2013 12:27 p.m.

    My2Cents: "Solar projects are not sustainable..."

    As opposed to finite fossil fuels? Even if you accept an estimate that there is enough coal and natural gas to last, say, 300 years, what happens in the year 2314 when it's gone? You don't wean a baby overnight.

    I'm fine with solar PV, but why not site it in urban areas closer to the end users? Why not put it on warehouse and big box rooftops (like IKEA) or in parking lots? That would cut down on transmission lines and take advantage of the existing grid.

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Sept. 18, 2013 5:53 a.m.

    Pipe dreams and not feasible or dialog energy efficient application of half a billion dollars federal aid. Solar projects are not sustainable or feasible cost effective form of energy and they are eyesores on areas of land that destroys environment and habitat.

    These platforms generate low DC voltage that cannot be transformed or useable in its natrual state. It takes millions of dollars of specialized low value electronics to raise or convert DC voltage to AC voltage to transmit it across hundreds of miles to users. DC voltage has been a proven failure as reliable cost effective alternative to AC generators power plants with 10 times the efficiency of solar panels or even turbine windmills.

    It cost a lot more to sustain marginal low voltage DC power generators than its worth.

    Obama theorist are nuts and not worth the collapse of the economy on false theories.

  • panamadesnews Lindon, UT
    Sept. 18, 2013 1:02 a.m.

    I have a ? How does producing power in Utah, and sending it to California, help the State of Utah, other than monetarily?