Posts tagged: Arizona

Apple to build $2B solar-powered “command center” data center at Arizona factory site

By: Katie Fehrenbacher The question of what Apple plans to do with its factory in Mesa, Arizona, which it was going to lease to now-bankrupt former partner and sapphire glass maker GT Advanced Technologies, is now answered. On Monday Apple and the Governor of Arizona, Doug Ducey, announced that the iPhone giant plans to spend […]

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Solar Wind Wins Approval for $1.5 Billion Arizona Power Tower

Justin Doom, Bloomberg NEW YORK — Solar Wind Energy Tower Inc. won approval from an Arizona city to develop a $1.5 billion project that would use ambient desert heat to create a draft to generate electricity, in a concrete colossus that would be the tallest structure in North America. The 2,250-feet (686-meter) project, which resembles […]

US Air Force Scores Biggest Ever Military Solar Power Plant

US Air Force Scores Biggest Ever Military Solar Power Plant (via Clean Technica) It looks like the Air Force wins the week in terms of military renewable energy projects. The biggest military solar power plant in the US has just been completed at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona, a 16.4 megawatt installation that is […]

Solar Power for Your Home – A Bright Idea

By Chase Ezell Homeowners looking to lower their utility bill and environmental footprint are finding a bright idea in solar power generation. According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, Americans added more solar power generating capacity during the third quarter of 2013 than ever before – 186 megawatts, up almost 50% year over year! Increased […]

Scotland Zips Past U.S. on Road to 100 Percent Renewable Energy by 2020

Scotland is on the fast track to using 100 percent renewable energy by 2020. The country got 40 percent of its power from renewable sources last year—a 24-percent improvement from 2010. To show just how far behind the U.S. is from that mark, Juan Cole skips over a nation-to-nation comparison in favor of pitting the […]