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D-M christens biggest solar array in the U.S. military

D-M christens biggest solar array in the U.S. military

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base dedicated a 16.4-megawatt photovoltaic solar array on Thursday that is the largest of its kind on any Department of Defense installation.

February 13, 2014 11:30 am Photos

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Arizona regulators consider dropping rooftop-solar mandate

State utility regulators are considering plans to waive — or possibly eliminate — a mandate that Tucson Electric Power Co. and other utilities get a certain amount of renewable energy from rooftop solar installations.

February 05, 2014 3:02 pmLoading…
New type of solar array planned for UA tech park

New type of solar array planned for UA tech park

The University of Arizona Tech Park will add a new solar-farm design to its solar-technology demonstration area next year, with the addition of a one-megawatt concentrating photovoltaic array.

November 20, 2013 2:30 pmLoading…
German firm inaugurates solar arrays for TEP

German firm inaugurates solar arrays for TEP

A German energy giant dedicated its first solar-energy installations in the U.S. on Monday under sunny skies in Tucson.

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Big solar array gives mobile-home park power, shade

Big solar array gives mobile-home park power, shade

An east-side mobile home retirement community has switched on one of the Tucson area’s biggest solar-energy carport installations — and it shades the shuffleboard courts as well.

August 31, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson is test site for new IBM solar technology

Tucson is test site for new IBM solar technology

The University of Arizona Science and Technology Park is home to several massive solar-energy projects as part of its Solar Zone demonstration project.

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Tucson Electric, Solon turn on latest solar project

Tucson-based solar energy provider Solon Corp.  has completed construction of a 5-megawatt solar plant on the southeast side for Tucson Electric Power Co.

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Global Solar slashes staff amid sale talks

Global Solar slashes staff amid sale talks

The Global Solar Energy manufacturing plant at 8500 S. Rita Road has cut its workforce by 70 percent as it continues to seek a buyer or investors for the company.

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Global Solar slashes staff amid sale talks

Global Solar slashes staff amid sale talks

Tucson-based Global Solar Energy Inc. has cut its local workforce by about 70 percent in a cost-cutting move as it continues to seek a buyer or investors.

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D-M closer to building Air Force's largest-capacity solar array

The Air Force is moving ahead with plans to build a 14.5-megawatt photovoltaic solar array at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.

August 26, 2012 1:01 pmLoading…

Tucson solar firm to build systems for Tanque Verde schools

Tucson-based Solon Corp. has contracted with the Tanque Verde Unified School District to build more than a megawatt of photovoltaic systems on four school campuses, the company said today.

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Tucson-based Global Solar seeks new investors

Tucson-based Global Solar Energy Inc. said today it has begun a process of seeking new investors, including a possible outright sale of the company.

June 08, 2012 1:05 pmLoading…

Tucson Electric wins national honor for solar programs

Tucson Electric Power Co. has been honored by a national solar-industry group for its amped-up solar energy programs.

June 04, 2012 1:05 pmLoading…

Tucson solar firm seeks buyer for portable line

Tucson-based Global Solar Energy Inc., said today it is seeking to sell off its portable photovoltaics line to focus on its building-integrated solar business.

April 24, 2012 1:05 pmLoading…

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