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Tucson Electric to offer home solar systems

Tucson Electric to offer home solar systems

TEP would own panels, participants would get 25-year freeze on rates.

December 19, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…
Rodney Glassman returns to Tucson bearing gifts

Rodney Glassman returns to Tucson bearing gifts

Former Tucson City Councilman Rodney Glassman stopped by the Tucson Unified School District on Tuesday with a gift for TUSD kindergartners.

May 16, 2014 2:10 pmLoading…
TEP's Sundt power plant getting 'solar boost'

TEP's Sundt power plant getting 'solar boost'

Construction began this week on a pioneering hybrid solar and fossil-fuel power generation project at Tucson Electric Power Co.’s H. Wilson Sundt Generating Station.

April 24, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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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…

February 24, 2014 12:00 am

Tucson solar firm goes public with merger

A Tucson-based solar energy sales and installation firm has gone public in a merger with an existing publicly traded company.

July 19, 2013 12:33 pmLoading…
Solar farm being installed near Rio Rico

Solar farm being installed near Rio Rico

The 37-acre, 5-megawatt photovoltaic array will supply power to customers of UniSource Energy Services. The system, expected to provide enough power to supply about 1,500 homes, is expected to be turned on in the first quarter of 2014.

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Solar farm being installed near Rio Rico

Solar farm being installed near Rio Rico

A new farm is going up along Interstate 19 near Rio Rico, but it's not raising cotton or even pecans.

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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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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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Southeast-side solar plant completed

Southeast-side solar plant completed

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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Cuts to renewable-energy incentives blasted

PHOENIX - Environmentalists and solar-industry leaders are saying they fear that recent cuts to renewable-energy incentives by the Arizona Corporation Commission will lead to future reductions that could harm the industry.

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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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