Arizona News

The following news clips highlight Arizona involvement in recent renewable energy and energy efficiency projects and list in chronological order. Here you can scroll through of stories dating back to 2003. Alternatively, you can search state energy news by state and topic.

April 16, 2014

Army Plans Largest Solar Array on a U.S. Military Installation

The U.S. Army announced plans to start development of a nearly 20-megawatt solar array that will provide about 25% of the annual installation electricity requirement of Fort Huachuca, Arizona. More

March 12, 2014

Solar Industry Scorches Records

A new report on the solar power industry signals a major milestone for America’s clean energy economy. More

February 12, 2014

Energy Department Awards New ARPA-E Solar Projects

The Energy Department announced $30 million in funding to 12 ARPA-E projects—in Arizona, California, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, Oklahoma, and Washington—to develop transformational hybrid solar energy technologies that deliver cost-effective power even when the sun is not shining. More

February 11, 2014

SBIR/STTR Phase I Release 1 Award Winners Announced, Includes Four Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Projects

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced the FY 2014 Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Phase I Release 1 award winners, including four hydrogen and fuel cell projects in Arizona, Massachusetts, and South Carolina. More

November 20, 2013

Energy Department Invests More Than $7 Million to Deploy Tribal Clean Energy

The Energy Department announced that nine tribal clean energy projects will receive more than $7 million. More

November 8, 2013

Arizona Solar Plant with Thermal Energy Storage Begins Operation

The first large-scale solar plant in the United States with thermal energy storage has begun commercial operation about 70 miles southwest of Phoenix, Arizona. More

September 4, 2013

Cost Gap for Western Renewables Could Narrow by 2025: NREL

A new Energy Department study conducted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) indicates that by 2025 wind and solar power electricity generation could become cost-competitive without federal subsidies. More

July 10, 2013

Land Order Facilitates Solar Energy Development on Public Lands

The U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced that new mining claims would be withdrawn from 303,900 acres of land within 17 Solar Energy Zones in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah. More

July 3, 2013

Interior Department Approves a 500-MW Wind Project in Arizona

The U.S. Department of the Interior has approved a 500-megawatt (MW) wind energy project in Arizona, called the Mohave County Wind Farm. Interior's Bureau of Land Management has identified 14 additional renewable energy proposals that are slated for review this year and next. More

June 12, 2013

DOI Approves Three Renewable Energy Projects in Arizona and Nevada

The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) announced the approval of three major renewable energy projects in Arizona and Nevada that are expected to deliver up to 520 megawatts to the electricity grid. More

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