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First Solar achieves efficiency, durability milestones


First Solar, Inc. announced it has set yet another world record for cadmium-telluride (CdTe) photovoltaic (PV) research cell conversion efficiency, achieving 21.5 percent efficiency certified at the Newport Corporation’s Technology and Applications Center (TAC) PV Lab. The achievement places First Solar ahead of its established research cell roadmap, and validates CdTe’s continuing competitive advantage over… Read More →

SRP Board Approves Price Decrease

by in Business News | Energy | Green

The Salt River Project Board today approved a price decrease that will result in lowering customer bills by an overall average of 1.1% beginning in May. The pricing plan reduces two components of SRP’s electric prices and will be in effect for the six summer billing months in 2013, saving a typical residential customer about… Read More →

Are Self-Service Technologies Making Your Business Better?

by in Podcasts | Small Biz

Self-service technologies, which automate routine interactions between companies and customers, are a source of convenience and efficiency to both parties — until something goes wrong and the customer cannot make the system work. Many companies should be focusing more closely on the overall customer experience, says Michael Goul, a professor of information systems and a… Read More →

Green News Roundup – High-Efficiency Solar Projects & More

Green News Roundup, Recycling Cigarettes, Solar and More
by in Blogs | Education | Green | Tech

Welcome to our weekly green news roundup. This week we’ve gathered stories about recycling cigarette butts, high-efficiency solar projects and more. Feel free to send along any stories you’d like to see in the roundup by e-mailing me at kasia@azbigmedia.com. Also visit AZ Green Scene for informative articles on sustainability endeavors in the Valley and… Read More →

Cohesive Sustainable Workplace Environment

Cohesive Workplace
by in Blogs | Green | Workforce

The summer of fun in Arizona has arrived. What are some of the exciting topics around the water cooler this season? Consider these: A splendid May that has seen unseasonably cool temperatures; our Phoenix Suns vying for a championship; environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico; this little thing called Senate Bill 1070. Did you… Read More →

2009 Large Business HR Director Of The Year Finalists

by in Events

Name: Christine Nichols Title: Human Resource Manager Company: Human Capital Strategies Years with company: 1 Years in current position: 1 Company established: 2007 No. of employees in AZ: 980 No. of employees in HR dept.: 2 www.hcscando.com Christine Nichols has a take-charge attitude that she applies to all her duties as human resource manager at… Read More →

How Does America Feel About Sustainability?

Sustainable America
by in Blogs | Economy | Green | Politics

In a previous blog post I wrote about the amount of money being set aside for sustainability in the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act — $467 million to be exact. With so much money being spent, are you wondering what the American people really think about sustainability-related matters? Me too. As luck would have it,… Read More →

Make Sure Your Mobile Work Force’s Technology Is Secure

Mobility is part of a larger trend in technology called "unified communications."

Business mobility seems to be the wave of the future and that future is now. Besides just being “cool,” business-managed mobility systems may be the answer to quite a few of your business challenges. Mobility is part of a larger trend in technology called “unified communications,” which is bringing voice, video and data communications together… Read More →