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.
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.
One of the largest solar plants in the state - 10-megawatt Black Mountain Solar Power Project near Kingman - has been turned on. The energy produced at the solar farm, being purchased by UniSource Energy Services, will provide enough energy to meet the annual needs of about 1,900 homes.