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Arizona Solar Center Blog

Commentary from Arizona Solar Center Board Members and invited contributors.

While blog entries are initiated by the Solar Center, we welcome dialogue around the posted topics. Your expertise and perspective are highly valued -- so if you haven't logged in and contributed, please do so!

Solar-power plants booming in Gila Bend

About 850 construction workers have descended on Gila Bend to work on the plants this summer, and about double that number are expected next year as the largest alternative-energy project in the state, the Solana Generating Station, ramps up construction.

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Twice the height of the Empire State - EnviroMission plans massive solar tower for Arizona

An ambitious solar energy project on a massive scale is about to get underway in the Arizona desert. EnviroMission is undergoing land acquisition and site-specific engineering to build its first full-scale solar tower - and when we say full-scale, we mean it!

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DOE Introduces SUNPATH: U.S. Manufacturing's New Hope For Growth?

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has revealed plans for a new and possibly game-changing program for encouraging the domestic development of solar companies. Following the introduction in February of the SunShot Initiative, which aims to reduce the costs of solar power by 75% by the end of the decade, the DOE has now developed SUNPATH.

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SRP EarthWise Solar Energy Programs - Notice - 2011-06-23

From: Earthwisesolar <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Sent: Thu, Jun 23, 2011 9:13 am
Subject: SRP Solar Incentive Stakeholder Meeting Presentation

Thank you to all who attended the stakeholder meeting on Tuesday. The presentation from the meeting is now available online at the following websites:

Residential Solar Water Heating
http://www.srpnet.com/environment/earthwise/solar/watercontractor.aspx

Residential Solar Electric
http://www.srpnet.com/environment/earthwise/solar/electriccontractor.aspx

Commercial Solar Water Heating
http://www.srpnet.com/environment/earthwise/solarbiz/watercontractor.aspx

Commercial Solar Electric
http://www.srpnet.com/environment/earthwise/solarbiz/electriccontractor.aspx

As a reminder, any comments or feedback related to the proposed warranty requirements must be received to SRP via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the close of business on Friday, June 24.

Thank you!

SRP's EarthWise Solar Energy Program Team

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Arizona No. 3 in US for solar installations

Arizona ranked third in terms of solar installations during the first quarter, according to a report by the Solar Energy Industries Association. Arizona trailed California and New Jersey after a reported 22 megawatts of power production were installed on residential and commercial buildings.

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