Driving towards a greener future

Amidst the stillness of the Arizona desert, Nikola Motor Company has been spearheading what it believes is the future of freight transportation. This Arizona based start-up manufacturer of hydrogen-powered Class 8 Semi trucks has taken in more than $14bn in pre-order reservations for its vehicles, while its investors also continue to queue up to join […]

New Arizona Corporation Commission Solar Rule Goes Against APS’s Wishes

The Arizona Corporation Commission made headlines recently as the new CEO of APS’s parent company, Jeff Guldner, made a public apology to customers. But, while most eyes were on Guldner at that hearing — and certainly most of the attention from news outlets — utility regulators also took a vote that stood in stark contrast to […]

Arizona shines in residential solar installations, retains top 10 ranking nationwide

Arizona ranked ninth so far this year in total solar installations among U.S. states, according to the latest U.S. Solar Market Insight report. The state has 190.86 megawatts of newly installed solar photovoltaic capacity so far this year, with 52.61 megawatts coming in during the third quarter, according to the report from Wood Mackenzie Power […]

What a Year! 10 Stories That Propelled Energy Storage in 2019

For too long, the rhetoric around what storage can do for the grid vastly outweighed the actual doing. This year, the industry closed that gap more than ever before. Exceedingly few batteries actually live up to the vision of “storing clean power for when the sun isn’t shining.” Batteries perform miniscule adjustments to grid frequency, […]

The Largest Renewable Energy Data Center in the US Expands its Holdings

Pegasus Group Holdings, the largest renewable energy data center in the United States, today announced that it is expanding its operations. The company, who already owns and operates a 717 acre, 340 Megawatt solar powered data facility known as The Hive, has just purchased an additional 770 acre parcel in Mohave County, AZ, code name “Firefly.”

APS CEO, staff to appear before Corporation Commission

It took the former CEO of APS roughly 10 years to answer questions at the Arizona Corporation Commission and it’s taken less than one month for his successor to do the same.  Jeff Guldner, the current boss of APS – and its parent company Pinnacle West – has accepted the invitation from commissioners to attend […]

ASU ranks 10th on environmentally friendly campuses list

Arizona State University works vigilantly to incorporate sustainability practices in all of its daily environments. In 2006, the university made real headway by establishing the nation’s first school of sustainability. Since then, efforts to become a more environmentally conscious campus have multiplied, and the university’s efforts have earned notice.