Salt Lake County saves money and energy by using technology such as solar power, geothermal heating, and LED lighting. There are nine county buildings currently using these energy saving technologies.
The state's largest solar array is installed on the roof of the Salt Palace Convention Center. This array generates 1.65 megawatts of electricity offsetting approximately 17% of the facility’s energy needs.
Solar energy heats the pool at the Sorensen Recreation Center. This is the first facility to use a solar water heating system substantially reducing the amount of electricity and natural gas required for heating pools.
Geothermal energy heating and cooling is used at the Millcreek Community Center and Magna Senior Center. These are the first two county facilities to use this technology.
LED lighting as well as system upgrades to induction lighting allows the county to save 1.2 million kilowatts of energy each year.