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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 →

Arizona: The State of the Solar State

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2013 was an event horizon for the solar electric industry in Arizona. The year brought acrimonious debate over net metering, as the utility industry attempted to reel-in a burgeoning rooftop solar movement that it had portrayed in a white-paper as a threat to its century-old business model and profit margins. The utility industry employed hard-core… Read More →

First Solar Starts Construction on Barilla Solar Project

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January 23, 2014 by in Business News | Energy | Green

First Solar (Nasdaq: FSLR) announced that the company has begun construction on Phase I of the Barilla Solar Project in Pecos County, Texas, west of Fort Stockton. The 22 megawatt (MW)AC project is expected to begin commercial operation in mid-2014. First Solar will build, commission and operate the power plant, and offer the output to… Read More →

Top 10 Arizona Solar News Stories of 2013

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December 30, 2013 by in Business News | Energy | Green

This year marked the 35th anniversary of Sun Day – May 3, 1978. President Jimmy Carter proclaimed that day as “Sun Day” and called upon the American people to observe the occasion with appropriate activities and ceremonies to demonstrate the potential of solar energy. In Arizona, that day 35 years ago was marked by solar… Read More →

SRP Adds New Renewable Energy Resource to Grid

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December 18, 2013 by in Business News | Energy | Green

Salt River Project is now receiving renewable energy from the recently completed Cove Fort Geothermal Project in Beaver County, Utah. In 2012, SRP signed a 20-year agreement with Massachusetts-based Enel Cove Fort, LLC to purchase the output of the 25-megawatt plant.  The geothermal power generated by the project will offset enough carbon dioxide emissions each… Read More →

Waste Management Launches 'Greenest Show' Campaign

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Underscoring Waste Management’s (NYSE: WM) commitment to educating and engaging the community about sustainability, the company today announced the launch of its “Greenest Show” promotional campaign in advance of the 2014 Waste Management Phoenix Open (WMPO). The “Greenest Show” campaign represents all that Waste Management, in partnership with the PGA TOUR and tournament host The… Read More →

Waste Management Launches ‘Greenest Show’ Campaign

Waste Management Phoenix Open

Underscoring Waste Management’s (NYSE: WM) commitment to educating and engaging the community about sustainability, the company today announced the launch of its “Greenest Show” promotional campaign in advance of the 2014 Waste Management Phoenix Open (WMPO). The “Greenest Show” campaign represents all that Waste Management, in partnership with the PGA TOUR and tournament host The… Read More →

Arizona's Energy Efficiency Programs Rank in Top 10

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November 8, 2013 by in Business News | Energy | Green

The most authoritative national ranking of state energy efficiency policies and programs released today shows Arizona leading the Southwest. Arizona placed 12th overall in the national rankings and 10th in the country on a key score for utility energy efficiency programs and policies. The 2013 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard by the American Council for an… Read More →

Arizona’s Energy Efficiency Programs Rank in Top 10

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November 8, 2013 by in Business News | Energy | Green

The most authoritative national ranking of state energy efficiency policies and programs released today shows Arizona leading the Southwest. Arizona placed 12th overall in the national rankings and 10th in the country on a key score for utility energy efficiency programs and policies. The 2013 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard by the American Council for an… Read More →

Local Cab Company Enhances Sustainable Brand

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October 14, 2013 by in Featured | Green

After four years of successfully tackling the streets of metropolitan Phoenix, Clean Air Cab is enhancing the look of its Hybrid fleet. Given a more sustainable design, the new cabs are officially on the road this fall. The local family owned and operated business, which specializes in eco-friendly transportation, is excited to announce its rebranding,… Read More →

SRP Expands ‘Green Fleet’ of Electric Vehicles

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October 9, 2013 by in Energy | Featured | Green

Pull into the parking lots at Salt River Project’s headquarters in Tempe and you will notice electric vehicle charging stations sprinkled throughout for the convenience of employees and customers.  More Level 2 (240 Volt) charging units are coming, as SRP continues to invest in its “green fleet.” As part of the company’s green fleet program,… Read More →

SRP Expands 'Green Fleet' of Electric Vehicles

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October 9, 2013 by in Energy | Featured | Green

Pull into the parking lots at Salt River Project’s headquarters in Tempe and you will notice electric vehicle charging stations sprinkled throughout for the convenience of employees and customers.  More Level 2 (240 Volt) charging units are coming, as SRP continues to invest in its “green fleet.” As part of the company’s green fleet program,… Read More →

ACC issues residential solar recommendations

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The Arizona Corporation Commission staff issued its highly anticipated recommendations in response to APS’s proposed rule changes directed at residential solar customers. ACC recommended that the Commission not approve either of APS’s proposed Net Metering cost-shift solutions. Net Metering is the mechanism that allows residential customers the right to offset energy purchases from the utility… Read More →

SRP, ASU partner to research renewable energy initiatives

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September 26, 2013 by in Business News | Energy | Green | Tech

Salt River Project (SRP) and the Conservation and Renewable Energy Collaboratory (CREC) at ASU’s College of Technology and Innovation (CTI) have partnered for a second year to award a $170,000 grant to fund research initiatives in renewable energy and conservation. This year the SRP-CREC research program selected four projects for funding. Projects include: reliability and… Read More →

Sky Train Project Recognized with Environmental Award

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September 18, 2013 by in Business News | Green | Travel

The PHX Sky Train™ has been selected for a top honor in the prestigious Arizona Forward Environmental Excellence Awards, receiving the first-place Crescordia award in the Multi-modal Transportation & Connectivity category. In addition, a public art project featured on one of the PHX Sky Train™ pedestrian bridges received special recognition. Arizona Forward, in partnership with… Read More →