Scatec Solar has selected Swinerton Renewable Energy to construct a 104MW (dc) ground-mounted photovoltaic (PV) solar plant in Iron County, Utah, US.

Under the contract, Swinerton will deliver engineering, procurement, and construction as well as operations and maintenance services for the $188m project, dubbed Utah Red Hills Renewable Park.

The facility, which is being developed on approximately 650 acres of privately-owned land in Parowan, will feature about 325,000 PV modules on a single-axis tracking system.

It will interconnect to an existing transmission line. The solar plant, which is expected to start operations by the end of 2015, will generate enough energy for about 18,500 homes per year.

The plant will generate about 210 million kilowatt hours of energy per year, which will be fed into the grid under a twenty-year power purchase agreement with PacifiCorp’s Rocky Mountain Power.

Scatec Solar North America managing director Luigi Resta said: "The Utah Red Hills Renewable Park will provide the residents of Utah access to the superb solar power potential available in their state."

Swinerton Renewable Energy vice president and division manager George Hershman said: "Swinerton is excited to continue our successful partnership with Scatec Solar — an innovative leader in renewable energy — and to bring jobs and years of clean power to the Parowan residents."