Utah landfill converted to 4.7-MW solar project with Solar FlexRack’s concrete ballast foundation

Prometheus Power built a 4.7-MW community solar project in Spanish Fork, Utah using Solar FlexRack’s Series B cast-in-place ballasted mounting solution on a 27-acre landfill site that was unsuitable for commercial development. The project is managed by Utah Municipal Power Agency and represents the largest landfill solar project in the state.

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This is Solar FlexRack’s first project in Utah and it is expected to be operational in summer 2021 and generate enough clean energy to power nearly 3,000 homes.

There has been a nearly 80% increase in landfill solar projects built in the United States over the past five years. Landfills converted to solar generally do not allow penetration in the site’s land surface, as mounting and foundation technology must be light enough to meet all site regulations.

Solar FlexRack’s Series B CIP mounting technology was selected for this project due to its customizable block sizes and its two-support system that reduces block thickness.

“With a trajectory of growth laid out for Utah by legislative and regulatory bodies, we look forward to supporting the efficient and cost-effective execution of more renewable energy projects in the state,” said Steve Daniel, EVP of sales and marketing at Solar FlexRack. “EPCs, developers, project owners and utilities can depend on our robust project support services and reliable technology to mitigate risks and maximize savings for their projects.”

In addition to being converted into a productive, clean energy generating field, this community solar project will also provide savings to subscribed local residents and also created 50 jobs.

“We are pleased to work with Solar FlexRack, who provided cradle-to-grave project support as well as the precise, high-quality mounting product required to execute our vision for this impactful landfill solar project,” said Brok Thayn of Prometheus Power.

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