October 30, 2012   5 notes

Solar Energy has great support in Arizona

Arizona is slowly becoming the solar energy capital in the US after the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) said that it has the third largest growth rate when it came to the installation of photovoltaic capacity. Currently, the state has several solar energy projects on the way, and communities have continued to support the alternative energy projects.

Some of these new developments in Arizona include solar-powered shopping malls. Macerich and its chain of shopping centres in the state and across the United States will start receiving electricity via solar panels. There will be a total of 12 installations that will generate an expected capacity between 10.2 to 12 megawatts.

Another solar energy project is the 25-megawatt Queen Creek Solar Farm. The development has the size of about 148 acres and will include over 90,000 solar panels that would deliver power for the Salt River Project for 20 years. San Luis City in Arizona is also readying for a solar power plant that would generate electricity for the city and surrounding regions for up to 30 years.

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