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Arizona Solar Center Blog

Commentary from Arizona Solar Center Board Members and invited contributors.

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Living with the Sun in the Desert

In the desert south-west the intense sunshine and long summer days result in uncomfortable and even dangerously high temperatures for about four months.

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Arizona Utilities

Arizona Corporation Commission reference documents

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Cool Way to Hot Water

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This video examines solar water heating. Solar water heating is one of the most cost effective ways to use solar energy. Though there are many different types of solar water-heating systems, the basic technology is very simple and illustrated in this video.

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Plugging into the Sun

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This video explores the various uses for photovoltaics cells. From the solar powered calculator to radios, water pumping, street lighting and household use, the photovoltaic cell has found a wide variety of niches throughout modern day society.

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Masters of the Sun

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This video traces solar development from the Hohokam Civilization - a Southwest desert culture which began about 200 years before Christ - through other southwestern native cultures whose architectural structures were built with a remarkable sensitivity to the sun’s daily and seasonal movements..

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