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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!

SRP approves 20 percent renewable standard

Salt River Project has approved a plan to get 20 percent of its electricity from renewable resources by 2020. The plan would have the utility getting more renewable power than any other in the state, though detractors say it may amount to less.

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Solar panels help power Tempe Beach Park

At Tempe Beach Park, new solar panels are helping power pumps that fuel a water wonderland for children as well as the lights for Little League teams that play at the park's baseball fields. The first of several federally-funded statewide projects spotlighting solar power was unveiled last week at Tempe Beach Park.

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Get Green for Going Green

As many architects, engineers, and design-build contractors today struggle with the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, they may be overlooking a significant source of cash that can help them hire additional employees, more competitively price their jobs, and expand their business: the Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings Deduction.

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OpEd: Ariz. solar effort takes right 1st step

Robert Robb recently questioned the wisdom of Arizona's legal system upholding the Corporation Commission's right to impose a renewable-energy standard and to create a mechanism to fund the process. He suggests that the Court of Appeals can't see the forest for the trees ("Judges jump on the solar bandwagon," Opinions, April 29).

On the contrary, it is exactly the opposite.

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Solar grant workshop to be held Thursday, May 12 in Bisbee

USDA Rural Development will be participating in a solar grant workshop being sponsored by Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords' office in conjunction with USDA Rural Development and featuring presentations from the Arizona Commerce Department's Energy Office and other experts on grant writing. The workshop will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday (May 12th)  in the Cochise County Board of Supervisors' Hearing Room, 1415 W. Melody Lane in Bisbee.

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