Energy Archives

Tips for installing rooftop solar

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With an average of 299 sunny days per year, it’s no wonder Arizona is experiencing one of the largest increases in solar installations in the nation.  The abundance of sunshine is wonderful for creating clean, renewable solar energy, but Arizona’s weather isn’t always ideal for our roofs. Weather factors can greatly affect your solar panel… Read More →

Cardinals, SRP host ‘Marquee Math Competition’

University of Phoenix Stadium, Photo: Flickr, Ken Lund

The Arizona Cardinals and SRP will host the seventh annual “Marquee Math Competition” for students from 10 Valley high schools at University of Phoenix Stadium on Friday, April 1 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Students from Valley high schools including Highland, Campo Verde, Mesquite, Mountain Pointe, Red Mountain, Tolleson, Westwood, Gilbert Classic Academy, University and Williams… Read More →

SRP, ASU work to identify algae strains

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Researchers at ASU and engineers at SRP are conducting joint research studies to find new ways to utilize algae in the desert, specifically in the operation of power plants. Dr. Tom Dempster is working on ways for algae to be used for carbon capture and sequestration. The research, still in its infancy, could be used… Read More →

New zero-energy housing in Valley hits market

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Arizona’s latest zero-energy housing, MZ Townhomes are now on the market in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. As the first of four zero-energy housing projects to be unveiled by MODUS Development, the building features eight townhomes, each complete with a variety of innovative, earth-friendly features that allow for a completely sustainable environment. “This is something that has… Read More →

SRP, sPower unveil Sandstone Solar

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sPower and Salt River Project announced, Thursday, the opening of sPower Sandstone Solar, one of the Valley’s largest photovoltaic facilities. SRP is purchasing all 45 megawatts of the solar energy produced at the facility, which is owned and operated by sPower, a Utah-based independent power producer. Sandstone Solar is located on more than 300 acres… Read More →

APS invested $10M in Arizona nonprofits in 2015

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APS announced, Monday, its 2015 community investment in Arizona, which totaled more than $10 million. This amount includes grants, sponsorships and in-kind donations from APS and the APS Foundation to nonprofit organizations and educators throughout the state. In addition, APS employees donated more than 123,000 hours in volunteer time to Arizona nonprofits, an economic impact… Read More →

Is an electric vehicle right for you?

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Folks considering getting an electric vehicle in the near feature would be interested in using Salt River Project’s new online tool that helps guide customers in the purchasing decision. The online tool calculates the potential first-year electric bill impacts and fuel savings of an electric vehicle compared to a conventional gas vehicle. Users can select… Read More →

SRP ranked highest by business customers

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In a study issued Wednesday by J.D. Power, Salt River Project ranks highest in customer satisfaction for business electric service among large electricity providers in the West Region for the third consecutive year. This is the sixth time in the last seven years SRP has been ranked highest in the study. SRP’s overall customer satisfaction… Read More →

SRP will supply green energy for football title game

University of Phoenix Stadium, Photo: Flickr, Ken Lund

The College Football National Championship game between Alabama and Clemson will be powered by green energy provided by the Salt River Project, in support of the Arizona organizing Committee. The electricity needed to power the College Football Playoff National Championship, at the University of Phoenix Stadium, will be from 100 percent renewable energy resources to… Read More →

Palo Verde nuclear power plant continues to defy desert

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Energy

Many scientists and engineers consider the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station to be a feat of engineering because it’s not near a large body of water – unlike other nuclear power plants around the world. Mike McLaughlin, general manager at Palo Verde, has worked at the plant for four years. He said the plant, in… Read More →

Here are the Top 10 stories of 2015

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Here are the Top 10 stories of 2015, based strictly on the number of readers on azbigmedia.com. The Top 10 stories of 2015 are not based on newsworthiness or importance — although each of these stories are important and newsworthy — but by the sheer number of azbigmedia.com readers who took the time to read the story.… Read More →

SRP enhances its military hiring initiative

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Building on a long tradition of support for our veterans, Salt River Project has expanded its efforts to recruit, hire and retain veteran employees. SRP is expanding its current policy to provide full pay for up to two years for employees called to active duty. Current SRP employees who are also Arizona National Guard members… Read More →

WESTMARC honors winners of Best of the West Awards

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WESTMARC, the Western Maricopa Coalition, honored West Valley individuals, businesses, and projects at the 23rd Annual Best of the West Awards held on November 5. Nearly 500 business and community leaders and elected officials from throughout the valley gathered in a celebration of the Best of the West. Dr. Marwan Sabbagh was presented with the West Valley Inspiration… Read More →

SRP recognizes top energy-saving businesses

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From a children’s home, to churches, schools, homebuilders and an employee-owned grocery chain, the nominees for SRP’s “Champions of Energy Efficiency Awards” are diverse, yet similar in their commitment to reduce, conserve and save. During the second annual awards luncheon on Oct. 29, which featured six-time Olympic Gold Medal swimmer and paraplegic Amy Van Dyken… Read More →