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Tooele Army Depot

This page provides information on the Tooele Army Depot Solar Project, a concentrating solar power (CSP) project, with data organized by background, participants, and power plant configuration.

Status Date: March 15, 2013
Project Overview
Project Name: Tooele Army Depot
Country: United States
Location: Tooele, Utah
Owner(s): Tooele Army Depot (100%)
Technology: Dish/Engine
Turbine Capacity: Net: 1.5 MW Gross: 1.5 MW
Status: Under construction
Start Year: 2013

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Technology: Dish/Engine
Status: Under construction
Country: United States
City: Tooele
State: Utah
County: Tooele County
Lat/Long Location: 40°19′ North, 112°18′ West
Land Area: 17 acres
Contact(s): SolarPACES
Break Ground: August 17, 2012
Start Production: 2013
Project Type: Commercial


Developer(s): Infinia Corp.
Owner(s) (%): Tooele Army Depot (100%)

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

# of Dishes: 430
Dish Aperture Area: 35 m²
Dish Manufacturer (Model) : Infinia Corp (PowerDish™)
Dish Description: Each PowerDish™ produces 3.5 kW of power
Heat-Transfer Fluid Type: Helium

Power Block

Turbine Capacity (Gross): 1.5 MW
Turbine Capacity (Net): 1.5 MW
Output Type: Stirling
Cooling Method Description: Cloosed-loop cooling system

Thermal Storage

Storage Type: None