National Bank firing up $2M solar array

National Bank of Arizona will throw the switch on a402-kilowatt, $2 million solar photovoltaic array at its SouthernArizona headquarters today. Share and Enjoy:

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Arizona Solar Development

Arizona has been working the last few years to take advantage of one of it’s greatest natural resources, the sun. And, there are indications it’s working. KJZZ’s Dennis Lambert was joined with Barry Broome, President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council to discuss the rise of solar development in Arizona. Share and Enjoy:

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SunPower Plans 3.5-Megawatt Solar System for Macy’s Arizona Fulfillment Center

Expected to Provide 70 Percent of Center’s Electricity Demand; Largest Single-Rooftop Solar System in US SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 12 — SunPower Corp. (Nasdaq: SPWRA, SPWRB) today announced that construction is underway on a 3.5-megawatt SunPower solar power system at Macy’s, Inc. online fulfillment center in Goodyear, Ariz. The system will deliver the equivalent of 70 percent of the 600,000 … Share and Enjoy:

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Arizona’s largest rooftop solar project opens in Phoenix

Cowley Companies, a Phoenix real-estate investment firm, hired Empire Power Systems to build the $11.5 million system atop its 850,000-square-foot warehouse near 25th Avenue and Buckeye Road. Share and Enjoy:

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Feds OK Largest-Ever U.S. Solar Project In Calif.

The Blythe project is slated for more than 7,000 acres of public land near the Arizona border, some 225 miles east of Los Angeles. The project is the sixth solar power development approved by the Interior Department this month — all in California and Nevada. Share and Enjoy:

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German company Q-Cells picks S.F. for hub

Say ” Willkommen in Bay Area!” to German clean-tech companies that are casting favorable eyes in our direction. First up, and the latest overseas solar enterprise to put its North American headquarters in San Francisco,… Share and Enjoy:

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Solar Project 2nd Largest in Nation

An Arizona company is flipping the switch on a huge solar system that will cut its electric bill by 40 percent.  Share and Enjoy:

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EnviroMission Solar Tower Power Purchase Agreement With SCPPA Up For Approval

A Power Purchase Agreement for the sale of electricity from the proposed EnviroMission Arizona Solar Tower development to the Southern California Public Power Authority has been placed on the agenda for approval at the next SCPPA board meeting on October 21, 2010. Share and Enjoy:

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Arizona Communities Going Solar with Help by TUV Rheinland PTL

Town of Chino Valley Plans to Recognize Solar Panel Donation at Nov. 9 Town Hall Meeting TEMPE, AZ and BOSTON, MA /October 13, 2010 – The Town of Chino Valley in Arizona plans to make a green, renewable example to its community, thanks to TUV Rheinland PTL, LLC, North America’s largest solar and photovoltaic testing company. TUV Rheinland PTL has donated more than 50 solar panels for … Share and Enjoy:

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Power Purchase Agreement Up for Approval

A Power Purchase Agreement for the sale of electricity from the proposed EnviroMission Arizona Solar Tower development to the Southern California Public Power Authority has been placed on the agenda for approval at the next SCPPA board meeting on October 21, 2010. Share and Enjoy:

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First Solar Inc.

The Arizona-based solar panel maker said it will build two new factories to help meet demand. The plants, planned for the United States and Vietnam, will boost First Solar’s manufacturing capacity by nearly 500 megawatts when they are completed in 2012. The factories are in addition to planned facilities in Malaysia, Germany, and France. When all the plants are built, … Share and Enjoy:

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Arizona Research Institute for Solar Energy Buys Renewable Energy Engine System From W2 Energy

TORONTO–(Marketwire – October 12, 2010) – W2 Energy, Inc. ( PINKSHEETS : WTWO ) is pleased to announce that The Arizona Research Institute for Solar Energy (AzRISE) has purchased a 10 kilowatt rotary SteamRay engine and generator system which will convert compressed air, natural gas and water vapor into electricity. Share and Enjoy:

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SunPower Plans 3.5-Megawatt Solar System for Macy’s Arizona Fulfillment Center

SunPower Corp. today announced that construction is underway on a 3.5-megawatt SunPower solar power system at Macy’s, Inc. online fulfillment center in Goodyear, Ariz. The system will deliver the equivalent of 70 percent of the 600,000-square-foot building’s electricity demand, and is expected to be the largest solar system on a single rooftop in the U.S. when it is completed in March of 2011. Share and Enjoy:

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Iberdrola Renewables Signs Deal for Solar Energy Plant in Arizona

Salt River Project and Iberdrola Renewables have signed a 25-year power purchase agreement for 20 megawatts of solar photovoltaic energy from a Pinal County facility. SRP will purchase all of the solar energy produced at the Copper Crossing Solar Ranch, which is expected to be online by June 2011. Share and Enjoy:

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Sempra signs 150 MW solar deal with PG&E

A Sempra Energy subsidiary has signed a deal to sell the electricity from a 150-megawatt wind farm in Arizona to Northern California’s Pacific Gas & Electric. Share and Enjoy:

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Suntech opens first US solar panel plant

Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd. has opened its 117,000-square-foot solar panel manufacturing facility in Goodyear, Arizona—its first in the United States. Share and Enjoy:

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Stance on renewables big issue in ACC race

Winners of the race for the Arizona Corporation Commission willhelp shape energy policy in the state for years to come, as thestate looks to boost solar and other renewable energy sources whileplanning to meet future demand. Share and Enjoy:

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Sports facilities turning to sun for savings

Solar panels in Seattle? Makes about as much sense as sunscreen or shades. Share and Enjoy:

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Feds approve 2 Calif solar plants on public land

For the first time, federal land managers gave final approval Tuesday for the construction of two large solar installations on public lands that could power hundreds of thousands of homes with renewable energy. Share and Enjoy:

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Camarillo solar firm plans to expand

Power-One, a Camarillo-based renewable energy and equipment manufacturer, is opening a new plant in Phoenix to manufacture solar power inverters. Share and Enjoy:

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Solar company is proposing $10 million project in Gilbert

Project at wastewater plant would not cost taxpayers. Some council members have concerns. Share and Enjoy:

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APS Continues to Bring More Solar to Arizona

PHOENIX—-Arizona Public Service Company’s drive to develop more solar energy took another step forward today with the announcement of an 18-megawatt solar photovoltaic plant to be located 70 miles southwest of Phoenix in Gila Bend. Share and Enjoy:

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