Navajo Solar Plant Breaks New Ground

Via azdailysun.com In May of this year, in the shadows of sandstone towers near Monument Valley, an array of 120,000 photovoltaic solar panels fired up for the first time. In doing so, the Kayenta Solar Facility became the first utility-scale solar project to go operational on the Navajo Nation, producing enough electricity to power about 13,000 Navajo homes. The Navajo Tribal Utility Authority, which owns the solar plant, touted the project

Chinese Company Develops Autonomous Truck Technology In Tucson

Via azbigmedia.com “TuSimple’s new office in Tucson has two missions: to develop the world’s first autonomous truck fleet in Tucson, and to accelerate local economic growth with the adaptation of autonomous driving,” stated Xiaodi Hou, chief technology officer and co-founder of TuSimple. “These ambitious missions would not be possible without the kind support from the State of Arizona, Pima County and City of Tucson, as well as local companies such as Sun

Arizona Digital-currency ATMs Help Make Virtual Cash A Reality

Via tucson.com ATMs specializing in the cryptocurrency bitcoin are popping up in the Phoenix area. They look like ATMs and they work like ATMs — you walk in and feed the machine your cash. Just don’t call them money machines, because these ATMs don’t give back cash, they give back bitcoin credits along with a receipt. ATMs specializing in the cryptocurrency bitcoin are beginning to pop up from Peoria to

Via businesswire.com CHANDLER, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Arizona Bioindustry Association will honor Laurence Hurley, PhD, of the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy as the Arizona Bioscience Researcher of the Year at the 2017 AZBio Awards. Arizona life science and business leaders, as well as guests from across the nation, will recognize Dr. Hurley for his legacy of work that has made a significant clinical impact to improve patients’ lives. Hurley is

Via kvoa.com That information comes from an annual study published by New York based personal finance technology company SmartAsset this week. After cracking the top 10 in the study last year, Sierra Vista remains the only city in Arizona to make the list of the top 25. SmartAsset ranked 201 cities that had data for the five metrics it uses and noted that only 12 other cities in the study

New Executive Director Looks To Grow Tech Council

Via tucson.com Jeff Sales wasn’t looking for a job last spring when he heard the Arizona Technology Council was looking for a new executive director for Southern Arizona. Sales is a partner in a small tech firm but found he had extra time, so when a couple of friends told him the Tech Council opening would be right up his alley, he checked it out. “I went through what they

Arizona Edges To Front Of States Eyeing Blockchain Technology

Via azbigmedia.com Before Arizona could be recognized as a leader in blockchain technology legislation there was one major challenge – helping lawmakers “get your head around” exactly what the technology is. “It was very difficult, you know, trying to explain to people,” said Arizona State Rep. Jeff Weninger, R-Chandler. “You never want to vote for something that you don’t fully understand and this is, to say the least, a tough

Via markets.businessinsider.com TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — RightSure Insurance Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of Tucson-based Arizona Economy Insurance effective August 3, 2017. As an independent agency, Arizona Economy Insurance is known for providing unbiased advice, broad market access and premier customer service. As part of RightSure, customers will experience even more of these great attributes. RightSure agents help customers bypass the hassle of comparison shopping

Autonomous Technology Heats Up In Arizona

Via truckinginfo.com Arizona is hot enough as it. But the Grand Canyon state is heating up as a hotbed of autonomous vehicle development as well, according to a report by Wired magazine. According to the story, autonomous systems developer Mobileye, fresh off its acquisition a couple of weeks ago by software giant Intel, has announced it will build a fleet of 100 autonomous vehicles and test the first of them

TPI and Senvion Sign Wind Blade Supply Agreement and Cooperate on RodPack Technology

Via globenewswire.com SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TPI Composites, Inc., (TPI) (Nasdaq:TPIC), the only independent manufacturer of composite wind blades with a global footprint, announced today that it is providing additional details regarding the signing of a new supply agreement that it previously disclosed on August 8, 2017. TPI has signed a multiyear supply agreement with Senvion S.A. to provide blades from two manufacturing lines for wind