Infinia Corporation commences 1.5-megawatt PowerDish© installation in Utah

OGDEN, UT – Aug. 16, 2012 – Infinia Corporation officially broke ground on a 1.5-megawatt PowerDish project at the Tooele Army Depot, Tooele, UT. The ceremony, held August 17, 2012, included honorable attendees: Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment; Col. Christopher Mohan, Tooele Army Depot Commander.

“The installation marks a new beginning for us,” said Infinia CEO, Mike Ward. “To have leaders of the nation’s military and renewable energy sectors support our project is exciting and further affirms Infinia is headed in the right direction.”

The final deployment will include 430 of Infinia’s Stirling-based PowerDish units; construction will begin this fall, and once complete, is anticipated to provide 30% of the Depot’s electricity. This is the largest commercial, utility-scale PowerDish project to-date for Infinia. “This is a glimpse of the future,” Dempsey said. “Public and private partnerships, industry, academia and government must work together.” Mohan estimates that over the course of a year, the value of electricity produced by the solar array will equal nearly $260,000.

“It’s possible that some of this technology will migrate into our military world,” Dempsey said.

Hammack noted that the Defense Department has a goal of building renewal energy projects that can produce one gigawatt of electricity by 2025; the PowerDish installation is a step towards achieving that goal.

Beyond the installation at Tooele Army Depot, Infinia is actively working to establish PowerDish projects in India, South America, Saudi Arabia and Europe.

 

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