Tag: Arizona

  • Insane Solar Power Growth (Graph)

    Insane Solar Power Growth (Graph)

    The following is a fun graph I recently ran across on Wikipedia. It shows the completely explosive solar power growth that has occurred in California, Arizona, New Jersey, Nevada, and New Mexico since 2010. Different factors have been at play here. For one, the price of solar panels has come down dramatically. In some of […]

  • Are Solar Leasing & PPAs Going To Suffer From Maturing Solar Market?

    Are Solar Leasing & PPAs Going To Suffer From Maturing Solar Market?

    A representative of Soligent recently passed along an interesting note regarding a US movement away from solar PPAs and leases. Basically, as solar costs have dropped and banks have warmed up to solar, it has become more and more attractive for homeowners to go solar with cash or a bank loan. That trend is expected to […]

  • ARPA-E Supports 12 Unique Solar Projects With $30 Million

    ARPA-E Supports 12 Unique Solar Projects With $30 Million

    US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz this week announced $30 million of support for 12 more unique, hybrid solar projects through the ARPA-E program. Actually, it’s through a program within that program — the Full-Spectrum Optimized Conversion and Utilization of Sunlight (FOCUS) program, “which is aimed at developing new hybrid solar energy converters and hybrid energy storage systems that […]

  • Republicans Support Solar… By Putting It On Their Roofs

    Republicans Support Solar… By Putting It On Their Roofs

    Polls have long shown that both Republicans and Democrats love solar power. Everyone loves solar (okay, nearly everyone). But it’s one thing to say you support something and another thing to put that thing on your roof, right? The good news is that some solar research in Arizona has found that Republican districts have installed more […]

  • Purple Solar Panels

    Purple Solar Panels

    Last weekend, we wrote about a Tea Party group in Georgia helping to push through a strong solar policy there. Of course, many of us in the solar industry took notice of this unique partnership between blue and red. CAUSE actually went and created some fun out of it by putting together this image: The […]

  • Top Solar Power Companies…

    Top Solar Power Companies…

    Want to know which are the top solar power companies in the US, or in the world? For a thorough look at solar power companies leading various solar power markets and holding various solar power records, check out our Solar Energy & Solar Power Facts page. However, for a look simply at the top solar module manufacturers […]

  • Solar Energy & Solar Power Facts

    Solar Energy & Solar Power Facts

    Need some solar energy facts or solar power facts? This page is aimed at becoming the best go-to source on the web for solar facts… if it isn’t already. The solar facts below are succinct and organized by categories and subcategories. To help improve the page, please feel free to add any solar facts you […]

  • 127-Megawatt Utility-Scale Solar Installation Opens In Arizona

    A massive, 127-megawatt solar power installation was officially opened in Arizona last week. Block 1 (of 5) of the Arlington Valley Solar Energy II (AV Solar II) utility-scale installation is located in Maricopa County in southwest Arizona on about 1,160 acres of land. The rest of the power plant / solar farm will be completed […]

  • 125 MW Solar PV Project Planned For Arizona’s Arlington Valley

    An innovative 125 MW solar PV project is planned for Arizona’s Arlington Valley, located in Maricopa County. The Arlington Valley Solar Energy II Project (AVSE II) will be developed by the LS Power Group, which is a power generation, transmission, and investment group working to bring forward energy solutions to power America. The project will have […]