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Harmon Solar Making a Solar Power Impact in Rural Arizona

Cottonwood School Solar System

Driving around the Valley, it’s hard to miss all of the solar panel installations that are taking place at many of the schools around town. What you probably haven’t noticed is this same type of activity is also happening at schools in more rural parts of the state. Through APS’ Solar for Schools and Government… Read More →

Solar Power World Recognizes Three Arizona Companies

by in In The Spotlight

Solar Power World recognized three Arizona companies in the top 25 of its annual top 250 solar contractors list. First Solar ranked No. 1, Wilson Electric cut the top 15 at No. 13 and McCarthy Building Companies came in at No. 23. To see the entire list, click here. “Our Renewable Energy team at McCarthy… Read More →

Mesquite Solar facility ready for business

by in Business News | Energy | Green

Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett, Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox and Buckeye Mayor Jackie Meck today joined Sempra U.S. Gas & Power officials and community leaders to dedicate the 150-megawatt (MW) first phase of Sempra U.S. Gas & Power’s Mesquite Solar facility. Located in Arlington, Ariz., about 40 miles west of Phoenix, Mesquite… Read More →

First Solar buys Chilean solar company

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by in Business News | Energy | Tech

Solar panel maker First Solar has purchased Chilean solar development company Solar Chile as energy demand continues to rise in the region. The companies provided no financial terms in announcing the deal on Wednesday. First Solar Inc., which is based in Tempe, bought Fundacion Chile’s stake in the company. First Solar and Fundacion Chile created… Read More →

Solar Power Is Not Just About Saving the Planet

Solar Power
by in Columnist Spotlight | Green

We believe that aside from the political hype, solar technology as an energy alternative is a fiscally healthy change for many businesses. Solar is a proven technology, and business should understand how they can take advantage of the long-term energy solutions that solar can provide. When it comes to energy efficiency, reducing expenses, or planning… Read More →

SOLON Receives 1.15MW Solar Power Contract In Tucson

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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 →

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 →

REIF Awards $1.3 Million For AZ Renewable Energy Projects

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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 →

First Solar Appoints Hughes CEO

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First Solar, Inc. announced that James Hughes has been appointed Chief Executive Officer. Hughes succeeds Mike Ahearn, First Solar’s founder and Chairman, who has been serving as interim CEO since Oct. 2011. Hughes joined First Solar in March as Chief Commercial Officer. Ahearn will continue in his role as Chairman of the Board. “Jim has… Read More →

APS Recognized For Energy Innovation

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Arizona Public Service Company ( APS ) has been recognized as one of the top 10 electric utilities in North America for energy innovation according to GreenTech Media and GTM Research, a leading source for clean energy news, analysis and trade events. The award – titled “The Networked Grid: Top Ten Utility Smart Grid Deployments… Read More →

ASU’s Solar Projects Earn Climate Impact Recognition

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Arizona State University (ASU) has been recognized for its cutting-edge work in promoting environmental sustainability through it’s solar projects by the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), an agreement between nearly 700 colleges and universities to promote sustainability through teaching and action. The university earned the distinction in large part because of its… Read More →

SunPower Solar Power Plant Planned For ASU Polytechnic Campus

SunPower Solar Power
by in Green

SRP and Arizona State University (ASU) have teamed up to build a 1-megawatt, solar power plant on the Polytechnic campus in Mesa. The plant will feature the first commercial deployment of SunPower C7 Tracker technology. This solar photovoltaic tracking system concentrates the sun’s power seven times and is designed to achieve the lowest-leveled cost of… Read More →

Solar Energy Builds on Arizona Western College Campus

Solar Energy Arizona Western College,

The current economic situation has spurred a lot of talk, advertisements and encouragement to buy local and use local to sustain our economy. The Guinness Book of World Records named Yuma, AZ the sunniest city on earth, so where better to utilize innovative solar energy technology on Yuma’s Arizona Western College campus? The Project The… Read More →

BIG Green Expo & Conference 2011

BIG Green Expo
by in Events | Green

The 2011 BIG Green Expo & Conference took place on April 15 & 16, 2011 at the Phoenix Convention Center. About BIG Green The greening of business, development, government and consumer products is at an all time high and growing exponentially. Rising energy costs, new laws, and growing demand for environmentally friendly consumer products continue… Read More →