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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 →

First Solar Sets World Record for CdTe Solar Cell Efficiency

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Tempe-based First Solar, Inc. announced it has set a world record for cadmium-telluride (CdTe) photovoltaic (PV) solar cell conversion efficiency, achieving 20.4 percent conversion efficiency certified at the Newport Corporation’s Technology and Applications Center (TAC) PV Lab and confirmed by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The record-setting cell was constructed… Read More →

Discovery Triangle Launches Healthy Initiative

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The Discovery Triangle Development Corporation is launching a fresh food initiative that will bring a mobile produce market to underserved neighborhoods located in the Discovery Triangle. The “Fresh Express by Discovery Triangle” will sell fresh, affordable and high-quality fruits and vegetables out of a donated, retrofitted Valley Metro bus. A launch event was held on… Read More →

TEP Recognizes Energy Efficiency Partnerships

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February 13, 2014 by in Business News | Energy | Green

Tucson Electric Power (TEP) has recognized customers and other community partners with TEP BrightEE Awards for energy savings achieved through the company’s successful energy efficiency (EE) programs. The inaugural TEP BrightEE Awards were presented today to local nonprofit organizations, school districts, small businesses and homebuilders. Several BrightEE (pronounced ‘brighty’) recipients are customers who reduced their… Read More →

Scottsdale Healthcare recognized for energy efficiency

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Scottsdale Healthcare’s continuing investment in energy efficiency is paying off, with Arizona Public Service Co. recognizing the local nonprofit hospital system for reduced energy use. An upgrade to the heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems at the Scottsdale Healthcare Greenbaum Surgery Center last fall resulted in a significant reduction in energy needs and earned a… Read More →

Waste Management Names Sustainability Challenge Winner

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January 30, 2014 by in Business News | Green | Sports

Waste Management (NYSE: WM) today announced that the Shell Houston Open has been named the winner of its inaugural Sustainability Challenge. In a contest that invited all PGA TOUR tournaments to detail their respective sustainable event initiatives, The Shell Houston Open received the highest ranking out of 24 tournament submissions for its cumulative score in… Read More →

SOLON Completes 1.9 MW of Arizona Solar School Projects

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January 28, 2014 by in Business News | Energy | Green

SOLON Corporation, a leading provider of solar energy solutions in the southwest, announced today the completion of 1.92 MW of solar systems for three Arizona school districts – Liberty Unified School District, Ft. Huachuca School District and Pima County Joint Technical Education District (JTED). The systems are comprised of solar canopies and rooftop systems covering… Read More →