Phoenix Zoo installs solar-powered car charging stations

One of the big challenges to a carbon-free grid will be to replace gas vehicles with electric. The Phoenix Zoo has built some necessary infrastructure to help with that transition. A recent study at Arizona State University found that building a clean energy grid will require a lot of charging stations.

Tucson-area electric co-op honing in on renewable energy with new solar farm

Customers of Marana-based Trico Electric Cooperative will soon be getting more clean power from a solar farm with battery storage the rural co-op is constructing west of North Oracle Road near Catalina. Expected to go into operation in June, the Chirreon Solar and Battery Storage Facility will have a generating capacity of 10 megawatts of […]

This Is the State That Generates the Most Solar Energy

As the price of a barrel of oil moves well above $100, the use of fossil fuels has become an economic issue nearly as much as it has been an environmental one, at least in places where oil and coal are the primary sources of energy.  This has touched off a battle. Should nations avoid […]

EPA awards Arizona schools $320K to purchase cleaner buses

PHOENIX — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday it will award federal funds to Arizona schools to replace older, high-polluting diesel school busses with cleaner models. The Theodore Roosevelt School in Fort Apache and Glendale Union High School District won national competitive efforts and will receive rebates totaling $320,000.

APS sets record for residential solar installations

Arizona Public Service Co. saw its biggest year for solar in 2021, with more residential systems being installed than ever before in the utility’s history. The utility saw 141 megawatts of residential solar installed during the year, along with another 7 megawatts of commercial solar to set a record as the most ever in a […]