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Photovoltaic system dedicated at UA Tech Park

Photovoltaic system dedicated at UA Tech Park

UA officials also announce an expansion of the Solar Zone.

October 29, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Costs to decide when TEP plant gets off coal

Costs to decide when TEP plant gets off coal

Environmentalists continue to push for a coal-free plant in Tucson.

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Retiring TEP chief reflects on five years at helm

Retiring TEP chief reflects on five years at helm

It may be an understatement to say that a lot has happened since Paul Bonavia became chief executive of UNS Energy Corp. and its main subsidiary, Tucson Electric Power Co., in 2009.

April 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Arizona factories, smelters line up for sales-tax break

Arizona factories, smelters line up for sales-tax break

PHOENIX — Arizona manufacturers and smelters are in line for a big tax break not being offered to other companies and individuals.

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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.

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How Arizona's members of Congress voted

Key Votes Ahead

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Plans for SunZia transmission line through AZ based on false premises

Plans for SunZia transmission line through AZ based on false premises

The ongoing battle to stop the SunZia Southwest Transmission Project from being routed through either the San Pedro Valley or between the Aravaipa and Galiuro wildernesses has reached a critical point.

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John McLean: Why Tucson? A CEO’s choice

John McLean: Why Tucson? A CEO’s choice

In the early 1990s, my company was exploring locations for a strategic expansion into electro-optic system development. The criteria included access to a deep pool of talent, a robust ecosystem in electro-optic technologies and a desirable place to live that would attract and retain the best…

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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.

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Regulators approve fee on APS solar customers

State utility regulators approved new fees for Arizona Public Service Co. customers with solar-energy systems, in a decision that could ultimately affect solar customers in Tucson.

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Ariz. regulators approve fee on APS solar customers

State utility regulators today approved new fees for Arizona Public Service Co. customers that install grid-tied solar energy systems, in a decision that could ultimately affect solar customers in Tucson.

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Regulators get earful over proposed fees on rooftop solar

Regulators get earful over proposed fees on rooftop solar

PHOENIX — Customer Dru Bacon compared Arizona Public Service Co.’s approach to household solar to Eastman Kodak Co.’s inability to recognize the future of digital photography.

November 14, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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TUSD starting project to install solar power at 43 campuses

The Tucson Unified School District is bringing solar energy to 43 campuses, with a goal of reducing its carbon footprint while potentially saving more than $11 million over the next 20 years.

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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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Planned restart of power plants is welcome news in Snowflake

PHOENIX - Two closed power plants near the small Eastern Arizona town of Snowflake have been purchased by a company controlled by Arizona state Sen. Bob Worsley, sending an economic lifeline to the town hurt by the job losses associated with the shutdowns.

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Tucson Electric to buy power from wind farm near Willcox

Tucson Electric Power Co. has won state approval to buy power from a planned wind and solar energy farm near Willcox that would be the first utility-scale project of its kind in Southern 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

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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Southeast-side solar plant completed

Southeast-side solar plant completed

The Prairie Fire Solar Plant is near East Valencia and East Old Vail roads. Its construction took just 10 weeks and created the equivalent of 75 full-time local jobs. The overall project cost is about $16 million.

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