- Associated Press - Thursday, April 17, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The White House is scheduled to honor a leader of a Utah nonprofit for her work promoting solar power.

Kate Bowman is one of ten people nationwide to be recognized Thursday for directing solar-power projects in Utah neighborhoods and businesses.

She is the solar project coordinator for Utah Clean Energy.

The White House said in a statement that Bowman has helped Utah residents tackle logistical and financial issues to installing solar power panels.

Last year, she coordinated a solar project in Summit County.

Bowman first began working at Utah Clean Energy as an AmeriCorps member.

The White House says that nationwide, more new solar installations went up last year than ever before.

It says current solar power installed across the U.S. is enough to power more than 2.2 million homes.

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