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First Solar buys S. Calif. power project

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First Solar said Monday that it has purchased a 150-megawatt power project in Southern California. Construction is expected to start this year and finish in 2014. The Tempe company said that the plant could generate enough electricity to power more than 60,000 average California homes. First Solar Inc. bought the project, which is near El… Read More →

Solar-powered airplane stopping in Phoenix

Solar Plane

A solar-powered plane set to embark on a multi-city trip across the United States is scheduled to depart Moffett Field in Mountain View, Calif., on May 1, weather permitting. These are the cities, in order, of where the plane would stop for about 10 days and the distances between their airports: 1. From Mountain View,… Read More →

2013 Top Lawyers list: Environmental law

Michelle De Blasi
March 30, 2013 by in Featured | Green | Legal

Az Business magazine’s 2013 top lawyer list was created after the editorial department asked Arizona law firms to nominate their two best attorneys from 16 different categories for consideration. Those nominees were put on a ballot and were voted on by their peers in the legal community and the readers of Az Business magazine to… Read More →

Boone named interim dean of School of Sustainability

Sustainable Energy in Arizona - AB Magazine November/December 2011

Christopher Boone, professor at Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability (SOS) and School of Human Evolution and Social Change, has been named the interim dean of the School of Sustainability, effective July 1, 2013. Boone has served as the associate dean for education of the school since July 2010. “Chris Boone is an outstanding scientist… Read More →

Arizona ranked No. 2 in solar for 2012

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March 27, 2013 by in Energy | Featured | Green

GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) released U.S. Solar Market Insight: Year-in-Review 2012, an analysis of solar power markets in the United States. With another record-breaking year, solar is the fastest growing energy source in the country, powering homes, businesses and utility grids across the nation. The Solar Market Insight annual edition… Read More →

Judge Upholds Mining Ban Near Canyon

Grand Canyon - AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011

U.S. District Judge David Campbell late yesterday denied a uranium industry motion to overturn the Obama administration’s ban on new uranium mining on 1 million acres near the Grand Canyon. The ban was adopted January 2012 to protect the Grand Canyon’s watersheds. The withdrawal prohibits new mining claims and development on old claims that lack… Read More →

Getting to know ‘Green Mortgages’

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March 13, 2013 by in Featured | Green | Real Estate

The Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM) is a relatively new home financing option that nearly every home buyer can take advantage of. Thousands of home buyers across the U.S. are recognizing the benefits that this new mortgage option provides. Recognizing the obvious benefits of having an energy efficient home, more and more home buyers are utilizing… Read More →

Getting to know 'Green Mortgages'

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March 13, 2013 by in Featured | Green | Real Estate

The Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM) is a relatively new home financing option that nearly every home buyer can take advantage of. Thousands of home buyers across the U.S. are recognizing the benefits that this new mortgage option provides. Recognizing the obvious benefits of having an energy efficient home, more and more home buyers are utilizing… Read More →

Suntech closing Goodyear factory

Solar Power

Chinese solar panel maker Suntech Power Holdings Co. is closing its factory in Goodyear in part because of higher production costs. The broader solar industry has struggled in recent years due to a steep price drop for solar panels. Global demand for panels has languished in Europe and elsewhere, even as manufacturing capacity soared. Suntech’s… Read More →

Meritage Homes earns Energy Star Honor

Meritage Homes

Meritage Homes earns Energy Star Honor Meritage Homes has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2013 Energy Star Partner of the Year — Sustained Excellence Award. The award recognizes ongoing leadership across the Energy Star program, including energy-efficient products, services, new homes, and buildings in the commercial, industrial, and public sectors. An innovator in production… Read More →

Q&A on Energy-Efficient Tax Credits

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February 18, 2013 by in Featured | Green

Just two months from now, it’s time to pay the taxman once again – but for some homeowners, there may be a new way to cut the bill. The government legislation that avoided the so-called fiscal cliff included a provision that retroactively reinstated 25C Tax Credits for residential energy efficiency home improvements (up to $500… Read More →

Q&A on Energy-Efficient Tax Credits

hvac
February 18, 2013 by in Featured | Green

Just two months from now, it’s time to pay the taxman once again – but for some homeowners, there may be a new way to cut the bill. The government legislation that avoided the so-called fiscal cliff included a provision that retroactively reinstated 25C Tax Credits for residential energy efficiency home improvements (up to $500… Read More →

SOLON Completes 459 kW Solar Project

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February 14, 2013 by in Business News | Energy | Green

SOLON Corporation, one of the largest providers of turnkey solar power plants in the United States, today announced it has completed construction of a 459 kilowatt (kW) PV system at the Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Facility for the Town of Gila Bend. The system is expected to offset the energy usage of the water treatment… Read More →

Arizona regulators cut TEP's solar incentives

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January 24, 2013 by in Business News | Energy | Green | Tech

The Arizona Corporation Commission is reducing incentives provided by Tucson Electric Power Cop. for residential rooftop solar installations to generate electricity or heat water. The commission also is eliminating Tucson Electric’s incentives for commercial customers’ renewable energy generation, according to the Arizona Daily Star. Commissioner Gary Pierce says the cuts approved Wednesday are justified because… Read More →