Infinia Corporation chosen for PowerDish™ deployment at Tooele Army Depot by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Infinia Corporation today announced the company’s partnership with CDM Smith to provide a 1.5-megawatt installation of Infinia’s concentrating solar product – the PowerDish – at the Tooele Army Depot (TEAD), Tooele, UT. The PowerDish installation will help increase TEAD’s energy security and attain goals outlined in the Army’s Energy Conservation Initiative Program.
Backed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Tooele installation is Infinia’s largest commercial, utility-scale PowerDish deployment. This project marks a significant milestone and continued validation of Infinia’s longstanding proprietary free-piston Stirling technology.
“We are excited for the opportunity to provide Tooele Army Depot with a long-term, dependable clean energy solution,” says Infinia CEO, Mike Ward. “It’s an honor to be chosen for this installation given their need for secure energy, performance and reliability and we look forward to helping them achieve their sustainable energy goals.”
The PowerDish, based on Infinia’s proven free-piston Stirling generator platform of energy production products, is an innovative grid inter-connected solar power-generating product that converts the sun’s heat into electricity, without the use of water.
Groundbreaking for theTooele Army Depot project will be held on August 17, 2012. Once complete, the solar array will be spread among 17 acres and reduce energy consumption from the local utility, providing TEAD with a significant portion of their electricity needs.
“This project is a another step in validating both our product and business model,” says Ward. “The PowerDish technology sets a new standard in the renewable energy industry, and having a utility-scale installation so close to our headquarters here in Utah is equally inspiring.”
Located in Tooele County, Utah, TEAD is currently the Department of Defense’s western region conventional ammunition hub for the storage, receipt, issue, maintenance, and demilitarization of ammunition.
To complete project construction, Infinia has partnered with CDM Smith, serving as prime contractor, and Hunt Electric Co. of Salt Lake City UT, serving as electrical subcontractor.
Infinia has deployed its PowerDish product at numerous locations around the globe including: Frito Lay’s manufacturing facility in Casa Grande, Arizona; the largest U.S. independent milk producer’s processing facility in Yuma, Arizona