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16.4 MW solar array at D-M

16.4 MW solar array at D-M

From left to right: Alex Hinojosa, North American Development Bank deputy managing director, Bob Powell, North America, SunEdison Solar Energy president, U.S. Air Force Col. Kevin E. Blanchard, 355th Fighter Wing commander, Bill Green, MIC Solar Energy Holdings LLC chief executive officer, G…

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Work proceeds apace on Tucson airport's solar array

Work proceeds apace on Tucson airport's solar array

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Work proceeds apace on Tucson airport's solar array

Work proceeds apace on Tucson airport's solar array

With Wednesday's abundant sunshine, it seemed only right for crews with Parsons Steel, including Paul McKenna, above left, and Nate McCollum, to work on capturing some of it in the future. They were building the support structure for 51 new solar arrays in the main parking lot of Tucson Inte…

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Work proceeds apace on Tucson airport's solar array

Work proceeds apace on Tucson airport's solar array

Work is underway to install a massive solar-powered canopy over the main terminal parking lot at Tucson International Airport.

May 30, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson tech: Tucson-based Solon expanding its solar presence beyond state

Tucson tech: Tucson-based Solon expanding its solar presence beyond state

A year after its insolvent German parent was saved from possible oblivion by a buyout, Tucson-based solar-energy provider Solon Corp. is expanding into new markets outside of Arizona.

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Tucson tech: Tucson-based Solon expanding its solar presence beyond state

Tucson tech: Tucson-based Solon expanding its solar presence beyond state

Technicians with Tucson-based GeoInnovation installed photovoltaic panels at the Biosphere 2 Conference Center in October 2011. The panels were installed as a pilot project to test Solon Corp.'s SOLquick system for easy mounting on flat roofs.

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Solar-energy system goes online at 4 Tanque Verde campuses

Solar-energy system goes online at 4 Tanque Verde campuses

Tanque Verde Unified School District has switched on a multicampus solar energy system built by Tucson-based Solon Corp. that is expected to offset much of the district's daytime electricity needs.

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Solar-energy system goes online at 4 TV campuses

Solar-energy system goes online at 4 TV campuses

The solar arrays, including this one at Tanque Verde High School and others at Tanque Verde Elementary, Agua Caliente Elementary and Emily Gray Junior High, are expected to deliver 70 percent of the schools' energy needs.

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More turbulence ahead for Airport Authority

More turbulence ahead for Airport Authority

Groundbreaking is set for April on the first phase of this photovoltaic array and canopy over the daily parking lot in front of Tucson International Airport's main terminal. This phase, covering about half the lot, is expected to be done this summer.

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More turbulence ahead for Airport Authority

More turbulence ahead for Airport Authority

Tucson International Airport will keep flying into financial headwinds in the next year, as airline cutbacks continue to depress airport revenue and passenger counts.

January 30, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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More turbulence ahead for Airport Authority

More turbulence ahead for Airport Authority

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Avra Valley plant harvesting power of sun instead of cotton

Avra Valley plant harvesting power of sun instead of cotton

Carolyn Campbell, the executive director of the Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection, inspects some of the 410,760 solar panels in a solar plant built by NRG Solar. The Avra Valley Solar Generating Station will produce 34 megawatts of direct current.

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Avra Valley plant harvesting power of sun instead of cotton

Avra Valley plant harvesting power of sun instead of cotton

Jennifer Christelman, the environmental engineer division manager, and Curtis Woody, the economic development director, both with the town of Marana, autograph a solar panel.

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Avra Valley plant harvesting power of sun instead of cotton

Avra Valley plant harvesting power of sun instead of cotton

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Avra Valley plant harvesting power of sun instead of cotton

Avra Valley plant harvesting power of sun instead of cotton

An aerial view shows the 300-acre solar plant in Avra Valley. TEP will buy power from the solar farm, which can generate enough power to meet the annual energy needs of about 5,000 homes, under a 20-year agreement.

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Avra Valley plant harvesting power of sun instead of cotton

Avra Valley plant harvesting power of sun instead of cotton

Fields northwest of Tucson that once yielded cotton by the ton are now producing clean electrical power, at the biggest solar power plant to be connected to Tucson Electric Power Co.'s power grid to date.

December 14, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson tech: Solar innovator gets $1M boost

Tucson tech: Solar innovator gets $1M boost

With a major shakeout still ongoing in the solar-energy industry, new sun-harvesting technologies are dying on the vine - perhaps deservedly so, in some cases.

November 27, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson tech: Solar innovator gets $1M boost

Tucson tech: Solar innovator gets $1M boost

The slimmer, lighter cooling system reduces shading on mirrors of the next-generation concentrating photovoltaic system.

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Tucson tech: Solar innovator gets $1M boost

Tucson tech: Solar innovator gets $1M boost

Artist's rendering shows the next-generation concentrating photovoltaic system under development by Tucson-based REhnu Inc.

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Solar canopy to shade Tucson airport's front parking lot

Solar canopy to shade Tucson airport's front parking lot

Tucson's main airport plans to make a cool statement about solar energy. Over the next couple of years, Tucson International Airport plans to install a solar-powered canopy over the entire main terminal parking lot, with the help of federal and state grants.

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