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Arizona Solar Center Blog

Commentary from Arizona Solar Center Board Members and invited contributors.

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Navajo Nation development of solar power slow

A bright white lightbulb lit the small, dirt-floored hogan. It nearly matched the intensity of the smile on Paula Curtis' face. Visitors dropped in to admire her home, newly equipped with solar power. A shed-size utility building next to her traditional Navajo dwelling promised to change life dramatically for Curtis and her three children, who live on the reservation about an hour northeast of Flagstaff.

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Solar energy will only use ‘A Drop in the Bucket' when it comes to water use, researchers say

Solar energy will not burden Arizona's water resources in the foreseeable future, according to research presented by University of Arizona experts. Three researchers discussed solar energy and its effects on local water resources last week at the Yuma Agricultural Center Auditorium.

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Experts: Energy mandates won’t drain Arizona’s water supply

Climate, solar and water experts from the University of Arizona said Tuesday night that satisfying the state's renewable-energy mandates by 2025 will require large-scale systems - and won't drain Arizona's future water supplies along the Colorado River.

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SOLON and UniSource to Bring Milestone 1.22 MW Solar Power Plant to Kingman, AZ

SOLON Corporation, one of the largest providers of turnkey solar power plants and manufacturer of crystalline silicon solar modules in the U.S., today announced an agreement with UniSource Energy Services (UES) that will bring a 1.22 megawatt (MW) solar system to Kingman, Arizona.

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Note: UES is owned by UniSource Energy Corporation, which also owns Tucson Electric Power (TEP).

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Chandler's amended zoning code encourages solar

Chandler became the first city in Arizona to recognize solar energy systems in its municipal zoning code when it recently adopted a new ordinance that establishes separate, more flexible building standards for the installation of residential, commercial and industrial solar systems.

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