Graphite Solar starts operation in Carbon County

Graphite Solar project in Carbon County

Graphite Solar, a project developed by rPlus Energies, has reached commercial operation in Carbon County, UT, with a power capacity of 104 MWdc / 80 MWac.

Graphite is the first operating solar project rPlus Energies has developed and the largest operational asset in project owner Greenbacker’s clean energy fleet.

The project has begun delivering solar energy to the Meta (formerly Facebook) data center in nearby Eagle Mountain, UT.

Graphite has a power purchase agreement with PacifiCorp on behalf of Meta. The contract was developed under Rocky Mountain Power’s Schedule 34 green energy tariff, which helps sizable energy consumers source renewables to meet their clean energy targets.

Greenbacker, rPlus, and Sundt Renewables (the project’s engineering, procurement, and construction contractor) have also invested in the community and its workforce with a scholarship program. The Local First Scholarship – Graphite Solar program provides $75,000 to students who reside in Carbon County and who plan to pursue their career goals locally after completing their certificate or degree.