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SOLON Begins Construction On Solar Project In Gila Bend

SOLON

SOLON Corporation, one of the largest providers of turnkey solar power plants and photovoltaic (PV) products in the U.S., announced it has begun construction on a 460 kilowatt (kW) photovoltaic (PV) system for the Town of Gila Bend’s Reverse Osmosis (RO) Water Treatment Facility in Arizona. SOLON will engineer, design, construct and commission the fixed-tilt… Read More →

Discount Cab Unveils New West Valley Driver Center

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Discount Cab, subsidiary of Total Transit, has today opened a new, state-of-the-art facility next to its Glendale headquarters to be used exclusively for Discount Cab operations. A ribbon cutting, held in conjunction with members of the Glendale Chamber of Commerce, officially opened the center. Among the center’s features are a new internet lounge and facilities… Read More →

Just B – B Just Now In Whole Foods In Phoenix

Just B

A social enterprise company, Just B – B Just, is a program of the Lodestar Day Resource Center located on the Human Services Campus in Phoenix. The innovative non-profit organization is known to be a national model for ending homelessness and as of Monday, July 2, 2012 the social enterprise company has moved into a… Read More →

NRG Contributes More Than $40,000 To Help Human Services Campus

human services campus

The employees of NRG Energy Inc., raised $20,000—matched by NRG for a total donation of $40,000—to help fund services for the homeless in Phoenix, AZ. The funds will go to Human Services Campus (HSC), a Phoenix-based nonprofit that helps homeless individuals overcome challenges and reintegrate into society. “As NRG’s business footprint has grown in Arizona,… Read More →

First Solar Names Antoun As COO

first solar

First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq:FSLR) today announced that Georges Antoun has been appointed Chief Operating Officer. Antoun will initially have responsibility for manufacturing, R&D, quality and product management. Reporting to Antoun will be Tymen DeJong, Senior Vice President of Global Operations; Raffi Garabedian, Chief Technology Officer; and Tom Kuster, Vice President of Product Management and Customer… Read More →

SRP, Payson Water Co. Reach Deal On Cragin Reservoir

cragin reservoir

Salt River Project’s Board of Governors has approved an agreement with Payson Water Co. to sever water rights from the C.C. Cragin Reservoir, formerly Blue Ridge Reservoir, and transfer them for use to the Mesa Del Caballo water service area near Payson. The agreement is the first of what potentially could be several deals between… Read More →

APS Prepared To Meet Summer Energy Demand

summer energy demand

As summer energy demand increases, APS reminds its customers it is well positioned to meet their energy needs over the next three months. This message is the key theme of a three-minute APS-produced video that can be viewed on YouTube: youtube.com/arizonapublicservice. The video features interviews with company officials about this summer’s peak demand forecast, the… Read More →

2012 Runoff Season Was 16th Driest

runoff season

If the 2012 runoff season seemed a lot like the previous year, it’s because it was. In fact, thanks to a rare second consecutive La Niña winter, the January-through-May 2012 period provided very similar runoff season totals. This year’s snowmelt runoff from the Salt and Verde watershed amounted to only about 193,474 acre-feet, which puts… Read More →

Tips To Keep Highways Safe & Clean During Your Summer Road Trip

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Summer is the season when the wide open highway calls to many Arizonans, beckoning them to a road trip adventure. It is also when the state’s roadways take an extra beating from the paper litter, cigarette butts and blown-out tire treads that can accumulate when motorists don’t take time to plan ahead, according to the… Read More →

SOLON Receives 1.15MW Solar Power Contract In Tucson

solar power

SOLON Corporation, one of the largest providers of turnkey solar power plants and photovoltaic (PV) products in the U.S., today announced it has contracted with the Tanque Verde Unified School District (TVUSD) to build 1.15-megawatts (MW) of photovoltaic (PV) systems in Tucson. The total system capacity for the TVUSD project, 1.15 megawatts (MW), is spread over 4 campuses of… Read More →

Valley Forward Showcases Environmental Excellence

environmental excellence

It may not be easy being green but in today’s world, it might be the only way for companies to survive. Consumers are increasingly attracted to “greener” options, forcing organizations of all sizes and industry sectors to reevaluate how they operate. Those that figure out how to do it right see a wide range of… Read More →

First Solar To Provide Power Projects Under Australian Solar Flagships Program

Solar in Australia

First Solar announced it will design, construct and maintain two utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) power projects totaling 159 megawattsAC (MW) for AGL Energy Limited as part of Australia’s Solar Flagships Program. AGL was selected as the successful proponent in the solar PV category of the program and will receive federal and state government funding to help… Read More →

SOLON Rooftop System Wins Intersolar AWARD

solon wins intersolar award

SOLON Corporation, one of the largest providers of turnkey solar power plants and photovoltaic (PV) products in the U.S., announced it has been selected as the winner of the prestigious Intersolar AWARD 2012 in the Photovoltaic category, recognizing SOLON’s patent pending SOLquickTM commercial rooftop system as one of the most pioneering technologies and innovations of 2012.… Read More →

SRP Buys RECs From Navajo Tribal Utility Authority For Solar Investments

Navajo Tribal Utility Authority Solar Investments

In an effort to support solar for more residents of the Navajo Nation, Salt River Project has agreed to purchase solar photovoltaic Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) from the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority (NTUA), an enterprise of the Navajo Nation. The $220,000, five-year purchase agreement will be used to acquire additional off-grid systems for tribal residents.… Read More →

REIF Awards $1.3 Million For AZ Renewable Energy Projects

renewable energy projects

The agencies that oversee the Arizona Renewable Energy Investment Fund (REIF) have awarded eight Native American organizations with $1.3 million to build renewable energy systems in their communities. The renewable energy projects include wind and solar facilities for schools in Leupp and Kayenta, solar power for an assisted-living facility in Moenkopi and solar panels for… Read More →

Congressional Candidates To Provide Input On Energy Policies

energy policies

The Arizona Energy Consortium (AEC), a committee of the Arizona Technology Council, announced that it has invited the state’s District Nine congressional candidates to attend its next regularly scheduled meeting to discuss their energy policies. The meeting is Friday, June 15, 2012 at 9 a.m. in the Phoenix office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP. “As Arizona… Read More →

Clear Energy Systems Breaks Ground On Tempe Location

clear energy systems coming to tempe

Clear Energy Systems, an innovator in mobile and distributed power generation systems, broke ground at its new location at Elliot Business Park in Tempe. The new facility is located at 7825 S. Hardy Drive. The 158,000 square foot building will feature 30 foot clear heights, a steel roof structure, energy efficient features and concrete paved… Read More →

SRP Installs Solar Energy Systems – Helps 3 Nonprofits

srp installs solar energy systems

A New Leaf Inc., Boys & Girls Club of Metropolitan Phoenix and Hospice of the Valley are getting some of their electric needs directly from the sun thanks to donations of solar energy systems from Salt River Project customers. The three nonprofits were chosen to receive solar energy systems by SRP EarthWise™ Energy customers who voted… Read More →

UN Names Sander Van Der Leeuw, Dean At ASU, A ‘Champion Of The Earth’

dean of sustainability

Sander van der Leeuw, the dean of Sustainability at Arizona State University, is among the six winners of the 2012 United Nations Champions of the Earth award. Professor van der Leeuw, an archaeologist and historian by training, was recognized in the science and innovation category for his research in human-environmental relations and the scientific study… Read More →

AlgaeBio Hails Endorsement Of Algae-Sourced Omega-3s

algae-sourced omega-3s

The YOU Docs, an influential duo consisting of Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Michael Roizen, have endorsed algae-sourced omega-3 fatty acids in their syndicated newspaper column in recent months. It’s a recommendation that Dr. Mark Edwards, vice president of corporate development and marketing at Algae Biosciences Incorporated, has greeted with enthusiasm. AlgaeBio will soon begin… Read More →

SMACNA Arizona Celebrates Innovation Award

SMACNA Ductwork

SMACNA Arizona, the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association’s Arizona chapter, has awarded Scott Bohlman and Mike Tucci of Dynamic Systems, Inc. a $1,000 cash prize for winning SMACNA Arizona’s Annual Innovation Award. The craftsmen were recognized for their innovative approach in the development of a way to ship and quickly offload ductwork… Read More →

Taliesin West Gets Solar Power System

Arizona

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation today inaugurated a new 250-kilowatt solar photovoltaic (PV) power system donated by First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) which will help power the historic Taliesin West campus. The commissioning marks the successful completion of the first phase of the Energizing Taliesin West initiative, a pioneering effort to transform the entire National Historic Landmark Taliesin… Read More →

Valley Forward Receives $80K Grant

valley forward receives grant

A coalition to foster a statewide sustainability agenda for Arizona has been propelled by a major grant, two new high-level prominent Charter members, its first public sector recruit and two more utilities joining the diverse business-based group. Valley Forward Association recently received an $80,000 grant from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust with the opportunity… Read More →

How To Save On Your Summer Utility Bill

save on summer utility bill

When Darcy Small’s 4-year-old twin daughters go off to college, they’ll have a stash of cash that came directly from savings on their family’s annual utility bill. The Small family moved from Oregon to Arizona a year ago and went from not using an air conditioner to having a summer utility bill that topped out… Read More →