SRP, ASU Partner on 1-Megawatt Solar Power Plant

First Commercial SunPower C7 Tracker Installation MESA, Ariz.– Salt River Project (SRP), Arizona State University (ASU) and SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR) today announced an agreement to build a 1-megawatt solar photovoltaic power plant at ASU’s Polytechnic campus in Mesa, Ariz. The 1-megawatt facility will be the first commercial deployment of…

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Interior’s Salazar will tout Arizona energy

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar is scheduled to meet with California Gov. Jerry Brown this week, and if he keeps his word, he will tell the governor that several businesses in Arizona are eager to sell renewable energy into the Golden State…”Renewable energy has been a big part of…

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49 MW of So Cal Geothermal Energy Purchased

Clean, renewable energy added to resource mix SRP has signed a second agreement for the purchase of 49 megawatts of geothermal energy from a plant that will be built in Southern California. The proposed geothermal generating station will be owned and operated by Hudson Ranch Power II LLC, and will…

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Arizona Utility Approves Solar Energy Plant in Queen Creek

19-megawatt solar facility will create jobs and clean energy SRP and Colorado-based juwi solar Inc. have signed a 20-year power purchase agreement for 19-megawatts of solar photovoltaic energy from a facility to be built in Queen Creek. SRP will purchase all of the solar energy produced at the Queen Creek…

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Congressman Grijalva and energy leaders celebrate Arizona’s newest solar project at dedication event in Florence

FLORENCE, Ariz. – Congressman Raul Grijalva today joined state and local officials and energy industry leaders to celebrate Arizona’s newest and largest commercial-scale solar power project at the dedication of Iberdrola Renewables’ Copper Crossing Solar Ranch in Florence. Located in Pinal County, the 20-megawatt project sits on 144 acres and…

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More than 100 Phoenix area schools purchase solar energy from state’s largest solar plant

New Copper Crossing Solar Ranch will generate energy from 66,000+ solar panels on 144 acres in Florence More than 100 schools in 11 Valley school districts are tapping into the power of the sun this school year to offset a portion of their electric needs. The school districts have agreed…

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Former SRP GM Silverman Joins Jennings Strouss

PHOENIX, Ariz. (August 22, 2011) – Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC, a leading Phoenix-based law firm, is pleased to announce that Richard H. Silverman, former General Manager of Salt River Project (SRP), has joined the firm as Of Counsel. “Dick’s reputation and standing in Arizona and the national electric industry…

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FERC and NERC Release Task Force Report on Southwest Outages

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) today released a staff report making recommendations to help prevent a recurrence of rolling blackouts and natural gas curtailments experienced by customers in the Southwest during extreme cold weather the first week of February 2011. Concluding a…

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