Tantalizing Mitch Shaw story in this morning's Standard-Examiner, reporting that a local company which you've probably never even heard of, i.e, Ogden’s Infinia Corporation ( headquartered at Ogden's cash-cow, BDO), is all set to harness some impressive new solar power generation technology, out there on the border of Utah's west desert, at the Tooele Army Depot. Here's the lede:
OGDEN — A local company is helping the Tooele Army Depot supply its own power, a move city officials say will bring high-paying jobs to Ogden.Eager technology buffs can read the full S-E story here:
This fall, Ogden’s Infinia Corporation will begin a $10.8 million project to construct 430 “PowerDishes” on a 15-acre site at the depot.
Standing about 15 feet high and looking like an old-fashioned TV satellite dish, the PowerDish uses the company’s Stirling Generator platform to convert the sun’s heat into electricity without the use of water.
When the Tooele project is finished, it will provide 1.5 megawatts of electricity to the depot.
Infinia Corporation website:
already checked. Look however at this robust list of top companies who DO have a financial stake in this new venture:
no typical Boss Godfrey-style broke-ass startup.
We'll be standing by with "abated breath," btw, to find out just how much hard-earned taxpayer dough Ogden City's "crack" Ogden economic development department "payoff team" coughed up to lure this company to Ogden's BDO, of course.
EOM. Time for our WCF readers to chime in.
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