In the desert south-west the intense sunshine and long summer days result in uncomfortable and even dangerously high temperatures for about four months.
Living with the Sun - Arizona Style 2010
Tours of Solar and Sustainable Buildings
The American Solar Energy Society (ASES) National Solar Tour is the world's largest grassroots solar event. This event offers you the opportunity to tour innovative green homes and buildings to see how you can use solar energy, energy efficiency, and other sustainable technologies to reduce monthly utility bills and help tackle climate change. More than 160,000 participants will visit some 5,500 buildings in 3,200 communities across the U.S.
Now in its 15th year, this event is coordinated nationally by the nonprofit American Solar Energy Society in collaboration with dozens of outstanding partner organizations. It takes place annually during the first Saturday in October in conjunction with National Energy Awareness Month. We invite you to join us at one of the Arizona locations.
Arizona Corporation Commission Renewable Energy Standard & Tariff
Arizona Goes Solar (Arizona Corporation Commission joint website with regulated utilities)
Governor of Arizona Renewable Energy Webpage
Governor's Solar Energy Advisory Task Force
City of Tucson
Southern Arizona Solar Standards Board (SASSB)
Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) Renewables Website
Greater Yuma Economic Development Corporation Renewable Energy Webpage
(March 2010 Report Summary: Building a Solar Future - Repowering America's Homes, Businesses and Industry with Solar Energy)
The Vote Solar Initiative
The following university entities are involved in developing solar and renewable energy technologies as well as facilitating their increased implementation:
Courtesy, Sean Seitz