"Solar: A Force For Economic Development" Friday, Oct. 6, 2017 9am to 4pm
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The Third Annual Arizona Energy Futures Conference will take place Friday, October 6, 2017 at the Rio Salado Conference Center on the Tempe Campus of the Rio Salado Community College. The title for this year's conference is "Solar: A Force For Economic Development." The sessions will demonstrate how solar and distributed generation can and has created businesses, jobs, and builds local and state economies; examine policies and recognize new technologies that expand energy choice while keeping rates low; and examine what Arizona should do to be able to profit from the coming changes in energy generation and markets.. This is not a conference you want to miss. Conference Panels
- The Utility of the Future: What will it Look Like?
- Policy & Market Trends Driving The Future Of Energy
- Distributed Energy Resources: The Next Game Changer Has Arrived
- Arizona's Solar Energy Future: Lead, Follow or Get Left Behind
The recently completed solar array is in the shape of Target’s bullseye logo on the roof of its Phoenix distribution center and can be seen by travelers flying in and out of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. (Photo courtesy of Target)
Target installed the retailer’s largest solar rooftop array at its Phoenix distribution center, in a partnership with Chicago-based solar installer SoCore, as part of the firm’s efforts to increase its use of solar power for its energy needs.
The recently completed solar array will generate just under 3,000 megawatt hours of energy each year, providing 30 percent of the center’s yearly energy use.
“We’re excited that our distribution center in Phoenix will feature Target’s largest solar array installation with the iconic bullseye logo for all the sky to see,” said John Leisen, vice president of properties at Target. “Target is committed to enriching the communities we serve, and operating energy-efficient and sustainable buildings is one way we are following through on that pledge in Arizona.”
The new array is one of the 13 solar projects Target completed in Arizona recently, totaling 7 MWh. The retailer plans to install 10 more solar rooftops in Arizona this year. The array is the third largest solar project in the Salt River Project (SRP) territory. It joins other Target solar sites in Tucson (4 stores), Surprise, Peoria, Mesa, Sierra Vista, Glendale (2 stores) and Phoenix (2 sites).
The Arizona solar installations are part of Target’s goal to have 500 stores with rooftop solar panels by 2020, with over 350 installed projects completed already.
Target is increasingly meeting a larger portion of its energy needs with solar power. In fact, Target installed more megawatts of rooftop solar in 2016 than any other U.S. retailer, and in 2016, the company was named the No. 1 U.S. Corporate Solar Installer by Solar Energy Industries Association.
Target has many efforts for it to go green with its energy usage, investing in wind energy partnerships.
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