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First Solar Building Latin America’s Largest Solar Plant

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First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR) today announced it has received board approval from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, for financing to support construction of the 141MW(ac) Luz del Norte solar power plant in Chile’s Atacama Desert. The loans, which… Read More →

APS Seeks Renewable Energy Projects from Solar

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Arizona Public Service Co. announces a Request for Proposal (RFP) from solar developers and installers to construct two 10-megawatt solar photovoltaic facilities – financed by APS through the company’s AZ Sun Program. The RFP began on June 16, and interested parties are encouraged to participate in a bidder’s webinar on June 23. Additional information about… Read More →

Southwest Renewable Resource launches Website

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The member electric utility companies of the Southwest Variable Energy Resources Initiative (SVERI) have launched a dedicated website that provides near real-time data for renewable energy resources from across the desert Southwest. SVERI is partnering with the University of Arizona to collect, display and analyze generator output and electric customer load data from the participating… Read More →

SRP Increases Renewable Energy Portfolio

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Salt River Project has agreed to purchase an additional amount of renewable geothermal energy from a number of plants located in the Imperial Valley of southern California. SRP has amended its agreement with CalEnergy, LLC to add an additional 37 megawatts to a previous contracted agreement of 50 megawatts for a combined capacity of 87… Read More →

First Solar Will Build 150MW Facility in S. California

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First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR) today announced that it has been selected by independent energy company Tenaska Solar Ventures to design and build the 150 megawatt (MW)AC Tenaska Imperial Solar Energy Center West project near El Centro, California. First Solar will provide full Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) services on the project, employing its advanced… Read More →

Carbon dioxide emissions proposal impacts Arizona

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Arizona would be tasked with coming up with a plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions by about half under a proposal released Monday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The targets vary in other states, which will have until 2017 and 2018 to submit cleanup plans or let the federal government do it on their… Read More →

First Solar Sells Macho Springs Solar Project

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First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) announced today that it has sold the 50 megawatt (MW)AC Macho Springs Solar Power Plant to Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power and Turner Renewable Energy. El Paso Electric (NYSE: EE) has a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for all energy generated by the power plant. Terms of the deal were… Read More →

SRP Environmental Project Improves State’s Air Quality

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A $470 million dollar effort to further reduce emissions from the Salt River Project’s largest single generator of electricity is now complete. On May 1, the last component of the project – selective catalytic reduction technology (SCR) – to lower nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from the Coronado Generating Station in St. Johns became operational. The… Read More →

CAP has $1 Trillion Impact on Arizona Economy

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Key players in Arizona’s water supply gathered today at the GPEC Ambassador Event to discuss the future of water in greater Phoenix at Renaissance Square in Downtown Phoenix. The event featured a panel consisted of David Modeer, general manager at Central Arizona Project, Grady Gammage Jr., an Attorney at Gammage & Burnham, Dave Roberts, the… Read More →

ASU opens 2 more PowerParasols

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In order to line up more with Arizona State University’s goals of being carbon neutral on campus by 2025, the New American University has teamed up with start-up company, Strategic Solar, and has opened up two more PowerParasols on campus. Morgan R. Olsen, executive vice president, treasurer and CFO at ASU, said that these projects… Read More →

Avnet Tech Games Winners Announced

Arizona State University student team members Haylee Hilgers, right, and Jason Hyacinthe won the EMC Green Data Center Challenge at the Avnet Tech Games.

Avnet, Inc., a leading global technology distributor, announced the 2014 winners of the Avnet Tech Games. Close to 200 students from Arizona community colleges and universities competed head-to-head for top honors in the Avnet Tech Games Arizona onsite competition on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at The University of Advancing Technology in Tempe. In addition, college… Read More →

Top 10 Green Collegiate Sports Initiatives

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A survey conducted from May through June 2013 by the University of Arizona Office of Sustainability and published by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) finds that more collegiate athletic teams are adopting green and sustainable practices in operation of their sports facilities. The goal of the survey was to identify sustainability initiatives implemented in… Read More →

Waste Management Honored for Ethics

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Waste Management, a leading environmental solutions for North America, has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, an independent center of research promoting best practices in corporate ethics and governance, as a 2014 World’s Most Ethical Company®. This is the seventh time that Waste Management has been honored with this award, which recognizes organizations that continue… Read More →

Tempe finishing 924-Kw solar project

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The City of Tempe, in partnership with SRP and Solar City, is preparing to place the final panel on the city’s largest solar project. Located at Tempe’s South Water Treatment Plant, the project features more than 3,000 solar panels that will generate more than 1.6 million kilowatt hours of electricity each year, supplying 15 percent… Read More →