Solar Stories

Three business owners in Salt Lake City’s Westside will be installing rooftop solar through the Salt Lake City Solar Powered Communities Project. Utah Clean Energy’s solar experts collaborated with each participant to help them take the necessary steps to go solar.  Each project is paid for with a combination of federal tax credits and a grant from the Urban Sustainability Directors Network.

We are completing review of a second round of applications for Westside businesses to receive financial and technical support for going solar. We hope to have 2-3 new installations by the end of 2024!”

M & K Automotive


Promoting clean energy in the neighborhood is really important...Our shop is responsible for emission testing on cars so I know the importance of keeping our emissions down.
Kollan Lam
Owner of M&K Automotive

Family owned business, M&K Automotive, has been providing automotive repairs and maintenance for over 20 years.  

Owner Kollan Lam had looked into going solar in the past, however roofing and other logistical barriers got in the way.  With support from the Salt Lake City Solar Powered Communities Project, this community staple was finally able to overcome hurdles, and install solar to lower energy bills and reduce local emissions.


970 W. 1700 S., Salt Lake City, UT,


10.5 kW Solar PV Array


Completed in March, 2024

rico brands


If I can be an example to residents or businesses on the west side, than I want to do that. Solar is a good example of how we can leave this place better than we found it.
jorge fierro
Owner of Rico Brand

As a 30 year resident of Utah, Rico Brand owner Jorge Fierro is a highly respected and well known community leader. 

The Rico Brand warehouse which distributes the company’s wide-array of food products, will be leveraging on-site solar and battery storage to not only help meet its energy demand, but also provide vital backup power for refrigerated products in the case of a power outage.


945 Folsom Ave, SLC UT 84104


46.2 kW PV solar array
Battery Size TBD


is expected to be done in 2024



We want to help other businesses on the west side take advantage of this opportunity to go solar.
eric stone & isaac Atencio
Owners of Salt Lake Barber Co & Culture Coffee

Eric Stone & Isaac Atencio opened Salt Lake Barber Co and Culture Coffee with a specific goal in mind: bringing people together. 

The businesses lease a small building owned by NeighborWorks located in the Fairpark neighborhood of Salt Lake City.  Their solar installation is expected to provide a majority of the two businesses’ electricity needs while creating a local resilience center during power outages or natural disasters


285 N. 900 West


28.8 kW of Solar PV
27 kWh Battery Storage


is expected to be done by mid-June, 2024

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