Intel Unveils Largest Corporate Solar Carport Array In Arizona

Via Intel found a second use for its Ocotillo Campus parking lot in Chandler by installing a 7.7 megawatt solar carport array over 3,200 of its parking spaces. The solar carports provide enough energy to power about 1,160 American homes through the course of the year and will be used as part of Intel’s energy mix for its Ocotillo plant. The carports also provide shade for the thousands of cars

SRP Helps Customers Choose Solar Installer Installing solar on a home can be a complex process, and Salt River Project has a new Preferred Solar Installer Program to help customers make the best, informed decisions for their particular needs. The program provides a resource for customers to find participating solar installers to guide them through the process.  Qualified SRP Preferred Solar Installers must meet certain safety and quality specifications and also be in good standing

New Community Solar Deal Approved For Tucson

Via The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) has approved a new community solar agreement in Tucson. Local utility Tucson Electric Power will sell between 6-10MW of generation capacity to Ventana Medical Systems under its Bright Tucson Community Solar initiative, which was launched in 2011 for residential and commercial customers to purchase energy from a local solar array in 150kWh blocks. The programme has been thriving, with 1,226 residential and 116

Tucson Electric Power Aims For 30% Renewable Electricity By 2030

Via Tucson Electric Power says it is working toward a goal of 30% renewable electricity by 2030 — twice the level called for by Arizona’s Renewable Energy Standard. To reach that objective, it will invest in efficient, innovative technologies, expand renewable energy, and explore new ways to reduce reliance on coal fired generating resources such as the Navajo Generating Station, a coal fired plant that currently provides about 20% of

Solar jobs continue growth in Arizona, not as fast as rest of nation

Posted April 4, 2017 by Cronkite News Arizona saw a 6 percent increase in solar jobs in 2016, bouncing back from a sharp drop the year before but still trailing well behind the national average growth of 25 percent in solar jobs. Arizona’s 7,310 solar-related jobs put it seventh-most among states last year, according to the Solar Foundation’s 2016 National Solar Jobs Census released Monday. But experts said the nearly 400

Arizona Public Service Co. dedicated a $90 million solar power plant 35 miles north of Tucson on Wednesday that will supply power for PayPal and Arizona State University. Via PayPal and ASU entered an agreement with APS to purchase the power from the 40-megawatt Red Rock Power Plant. ASU and PayPal will pay a premium for the renewable-energy credits from the plant in a deal approved by utility regulators

Sunworks and Elevation Solar Announce Joint Partnership to expand Arizona's Solar Footprint

Sunworks Elevation, LLC will expand access to commercial building customers and streamline integration services ROSEVILLE, CA–(Marketwired – November 01, 2016) – Sunworks (NASDAQ: SUNW) and Elevation Solar of Gilbert, Arizona announced today a joint business partnership known as Sunworks Elevation, LLC. The venture will enable both companies to broaden their reach for solar projects in the commercial building industry. With a previously established track record of successful solar implementations already