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SRP helps 4 Valley Nonprofits get Solar Systems

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by in Business News | Energy

Thanks to the generosity of SRP EarthWise Energy customers, four Valley nonprofits will receive solar electric systems. The Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley/Thunderbirds Branch in Guadalupe, Child Crisis Center in Mesa, Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence in Phoenix and The Phoenix Zoo will each receive a solar system up to… Read More →

Arizona regulators cut TEP's solar incentives

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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 →

Arizona regulators cut TEP’s solar incentives

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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 →

GPEC boosts state’s economy by attracting more foreign direct investment

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by in Business News | Economy

The Greater Phoenix Economic Council’s California 50 program — which aimed to fly 50 Golden State CEOs to Phoenix for an opportunity to tour and explore the region’s business-friendly environment — proved to be so popular that they expanded it to 100 a week after its launch. But it may be GPEC’s pitch to CEOs… 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 →

Arizona ranked second in solar installation capacity

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by in Business News | Energy | Green

A report released this week shows that Arizona is ranked second nationwide when it comes to the capacity of solar installations. The report issued by the Solar Energy Industries Association covers the third quarter of 2012. According to the report, Arizona came had 192 megawatts of energy installed during that time behind California. Rounding out… Read More →

Wilson Electric Solar Energy Projects to Save Phoenix School More Than $1.5M

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by in Building Green | Business News

Washington Elementary School District completed a 961 kW solar energy project for Sunnyslope Elementary School and Mountain View Elementary School (above photo) in North Phoenix. In the first year of operation, the school district will save more than $28,000 in operational expenses, which is expected to grow to $1.5M over the next 20 years. Wilson… Read More →

Shea Homes partners with Sunrun

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by in Business News | Green | Real Estate

Shea Homes is proud to announce a partnership with Sunrun, the nation’s largest home solar company, to help homeowners go solar without the high cost and hassle of owning and maintaining a solar system. Through this partnership, homeowners can opt to have affordable solar preinstalled on their new homes.  The solar is lower in cost… Read More →

Family Moves Into First SRP Energy Star Home

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by in Business News | Green | Real Estate

When Tamee and George Simbles moved into their 3,100-square-foot home last week, they became the first family to reside in a new SRP Energy Star Home. For Tamee, there were certain must-haves when house hunting. She wanted to downsize to a single-story home “with less space to clean” but still needed a bonus room so… Read More →

GPEC makes case against solar tariffs

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by in Business News | Economy | Green | Tech

In support of the prospering solar industry in the Greater Phoenix metro area, City of Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord testified against proposed tariffs on Chinese-manufactured photovoltaic cells and modules at a hearing of the International Trade Commission in Washington. The City of Goodyear is a member of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) and home… Read More →

Campaign issue: Energy

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Americans depend on energy for everything from driving their cars to powering factories, homes and offices — and of course our smartphones, laptops and tablets. How that energy is produced and where it comes from affect jobs, the economy and the environment. Where they stand: President Barack Obama proposes an “all of the above” strategy… Read More →

Federal plan to streamline solar development in Arizona OK’d

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by in Business News | Economy | Green

Federal officials on Friday approved a plan that sets aside 285,000 acres of public land for the development of large-scale solar power plants, cementing a new government approach to renewable energy development in the West after years of delays and false starts. The government is establishing 17 new “solar energy zones” on 285,000 acres in… Read More →

Walmart Expands Solar Initiative in Arizona

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Walmart today launched an expansion of its solar initiative in Arizona at its Buckeye distribution center near Phoenix. The distribution center will feature Walmart’s largest solar installation to date with more than 14,000 solar panels on a 1 MSF building and parking canopies that will produce up to 30% of the center’s energy needs. The… Read More →

Wind, solar projects in Arizona on fast track

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by in Business News | Economy | Green | Tech

The Obama administration has put two renewable energy projects in Arizona on the fast track. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Tuesday that the projects in Mohave County and Quartzsite are among seven in the West that will be expedited. Together, the projects are expected to produce nearly 5,000 megawatts of energy, or enough to power… Read More →