Arizona

Arizona 50% by 2030 renewable initiative qualifies for ballot

The Tom Steyer-backed initiative has turned in more than double the number of signatures needed to get on the ballot, as the state regulatory body pushing a pro-nuclear alternative faces yet another scandal.

APS seeks 106 MW of batteries to pair with large-scale solar

The Arizona utility has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for battery projects to allow its utility-scale solar fleet to meet evening demand, as part of a plan to add up to 500 MW of storage over the next 15 years.

Tesla to close at least 13 solar installation offices in nine states

Reuters reports that nearly 20% of its installation facilities will close, as part of the company’s 9% workforce reduction announced last week.

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Arizona’s dirty energy politics

An ad being run by a PAC supported by APS is using images of violent felons to scare voters away from a clean energy initiative. But this is nothing new.

Lowest public solar power contract in the United States: 2.49¢/kWh

Arizona’s largest power user has approved a 20-year power contract with a 30 MW solar project at 2.49¢/kWh, the lowest confirmed price for a public solar power contract to date. The deal also involves shutting down a coal plant.

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Arizona’s largest solar plus storage plant starring Tesla, First Solar and NEXTracker

Arizona utility Salt River Project has brought together a technological trifecta in its recently commissioned single-axis tracker 20 MW solar plus 10 MW/40 MWh energy storage power plant.

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Onyx Renewables gets funding for 80 MW of C&I + small utility solar power

CIT Group and RBC Capital worked together to fund the portfolio of projects spread across six states, with half the capacity in California and Arizona and the other half in the northeast.

Salt River Project customers soaking up new energy storage incentive

The $150/kWh-DC rebate launched with 4,500 spaces on May 1, and is down to 3,400 reservations only a week later.

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When the global Energy Transition gets local

In this op-ed for pv magazine, Dr. Wes Herche of Arizona State University brings insights from a recent conference on the Energy Transition in Arizona.

Solar advocates win two more seats on Salt River Project board

The Arizona utility has retained the same executives, and acreage-based board seats have been held by incumbents

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