Largest Solar Rooftop Project in U.S. Planned For Salt Palace
NexGen Energy and Bella Energy have been chosen to develop a solar installation on the roof of the Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center in downtown Salt Lake City. The team presented a plan to install up to 2.6 megawatts of solar modules on the structure. If built to that capacity, the companies say it will be the largest U.S. rooftop solar facility, generating more than 3,330,000 kilowatt hours of electricity every year while reducing the building’s consumption by 25%.
NexGen Energy will own and operate the facility and sell the power to Salt Lake County at a 20-year fixed rate. Bella Energy will design and install the project. Construction is expected to begin later this year. The final contract will include an option for the county to purchase the system in the eighth year. NexGen Energy has retained the renewable energy credits associated with the project.
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