UMPA SharedSolar Project Plans
Develop a 2-megawatt solar plant in Spanish Fork on abandoned landfill property a few blocks north of Walmart. The 10-acre landfill site is several decades old and the property is unusable for commercial development. This will become an ideal site within the growing industrial and commercial park on the north end of town.
Construction is expected to start later in 2018. We expect the project to be operational by next summer in 2019.
Customers will be able to subscribe in 1 kilowatt (kw) block. Each 1 kW block will generate approximately 200-kilowatt-hours (kwh) of energy. An average size home uses about 750 kwh per month. Energy produced by the panels will be absorbed within the Spanish Fork’s electrical system. The energy produced will then offset usage on the customer’s own energy bills.
Customers can keep their subscription for up to 25 years. If they move to another city within UMPA service territory, their solar blocks go with them.
Once enrolled, if a customer changes their minds, the customer will have 90 days to cancel their subscribed blocks. After that, there will be a small administrative fee to cancel the service. However, this approach will be significantly less than removing solar panels from your house or business.
More details to come. Please submit your name as a potential customer of this new program.