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West Jordan Church Gets Blue Sky Funding

Feb 20, 2015 11:11AM ● By Tom Haraldsen
St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in West Jordan is one of three churches that will have solar panels installed with the financial assistance of Rocky Mountain Power. That announcement was made by Susan Soleil, director of Utah Interfaith Power & Light, which represents several denominations in the Salt Lake Valley.

The utility awarded a total of $220,000 as part of its Blue Sky project, designed to help churches and other community-based projects with solar installation.

St. Joseph will receive a maximum of $26,000 for the panel installation. Churches in Salt Lake City and Ogden also received funding, along with the Park City Fire Department, Tracy Aviary and KRCL Community Radio.

Rocky Mountain Power spokesperson Alene Bentley said the projects will help raise awareness about renewable energy. She said the company also plans to build a utility-scale solar farm that could go online as early as next year.

St. Joseph officials have not set a date for the start of the panel installation.