First Wind, who built the large wind farm up near Milford, Utah, is now embarking on building a seven new solar farms in our area.
The Seven Sisters portfolio includes seven separate solar photovoltaic projects, four of which are to be sited in Beaver County and three to be located in Iron County, Utah. With the start of major construction slated to begin in late 2014 and a target completion date of July 2015, the projects will use more than 73,000, 300-watt solar panels. Six of the seven projects will be 3 MW (AC), and the seventh will be 2 MW (AC). Once complete, the combined generating capacity of all seven projects will be 40,000 megawatt-hours per year, or equivalent to the electricity use of more than 4,000 Utah homes per year.