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    Apr 04, 2017 - Facebook and Microsoft have joined with investment firm Allotrope Partners to launch a "first-of-its-kind" finance facility to catalyze investments in renewable energy microgrids in underserved communities around the globe. 
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    Mar 07, 2017 - The Southern Arizona Regional Solar Partnership is a cooperative effort to focus attention on southern Arizona's natural opportunities for solar power generation and utilization.  
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    Mar 07, 2017 - There are over 500,000 homes in America with solar power systems that are owned by a third party, the largest portion of which are leased to homeowners. To-date it has been unclear how the real estate market values these systems. A new Berkeley Lab report finds that when such homes are sold, they don't attract a premium over homes without solar power, but nor do they sell for less.  
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    Mar 02, 2017 - New research is targeting how microgrids, typically designed for individual customers, can be standardized for wider adoption and provide benefits to the larger utility grid.  
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    Feb 08, 2017 - The American solar workforce grew at a historic pace in 2016, a year when one out of every fifty new U.S. jobs was in the solar industry, according to the new National Solar Jobs Census 2016, the seventh annual report on solar employment issued by The Solar Foundation. 
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    Jan 31, 2017 - Another solar demonstration installed at Tech Park Arizona - REhnu, a Tech Park tenant and University of Arizona faculty startup, successfully installed the first of five demonstration modules at the Solar Zone. 
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    Jan 27, 2017 - The Arizona Corporation Commission will hold one day of its two-day February Open Meeting in Tucson. The Commission will be voting on rate cases involving Tucson Electric Power and TRICO Electric Cooperative. 
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    Jan 26, 2017 - TEP will be hosting a meeting at its downtown headquarters for solar PV installers and stakeholders that operate within TEP service territory on Monday, January 30th. All those interested are encouraged to attend; however, space is limited.  
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    Jan 20, 2017 - AES Distributed Energy will build a solar-plus-storage "peaker plant" on the Hawaiian island of Kauai that stands out both in capacity and power price. 
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    Jan 17, 2017 - A $90 million solar power plant 35 miles north of Tucson will supply power for PayPal and Arizona State University. 
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    Jan 17, 2017 - The Solar Partnership meets Thursday, January 19th. Speakers include Kevin Koch from Technicians for Sustainability who will address the Value of Solar. 
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    Dec 29, 2016 - After months of logging and tracking data, Trane Energy Services and Controls submitted an energy audit of the Oro Valley Community and Recreation Center along with recommendations for improving the facility’s energy efficiency by overhauling several utility systems 
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    Dec 21, 2016 - The US electric grid continued to transform in 2016. No new coal plants were added, and solar became the top new source of generating capacity. Combined with wind, a small bit of hydro, and the first nuclear plant added to the grid in decades, sources that generate power without carbon emissions accounted for two-thirds of the new capacity added in 2016. 
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    Dec 12, 2016 - Constellation, a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation, and Tucson Amphitheater Public Schools announced the completion of a 9.3 megawatt solar generation project. 
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    Dec 05, 2016 - Solar prices have been in a sharp decline for several years now, due primarily to massive drops in PV module pricing, but a new report has shown that solar prices will only continue to fall as price reductions spread to inverters, trackers, and even labor costs. 
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    Nov 29, 2016 - Thanks to a partnership between SunShot Initiative awardee Sun Number and real estate company Zillow, homeowners and prospective buyers across the country can now quickly and easily access detailed information about a property's solar energy potential. 
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    Nov 17, 2016 - The U.S. Department of Energy, through the SunShot Initiative, supports efforts by private companies, universities, and national laboratories to drive down the cost of solar electricity to $0.06 per kilowatt-hour. 
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    Nov 16, 2016 - The Southern Arizona Regional Solar Partnership is meeting Thursday, November 17, 2:30 - 4:00 at the PAG offices at 1 East Broadway Blvd. Suite 401, Tucson, AZ. 
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    Nov 16, 2016 - E.ON began construction on its Iron Horse battery energy storage project that Tucson Electric Power will use for frequency response and voltage control. 
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    Nov 07, 2016 - Tucson Electric Power is vetting proposals for big new renewable energy projects, including a community-scale solar array that could power more than 21,000 homes by 2019.  
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    Nov 07, 2016 - The government of Massachusetts released a report that concludes that 600 megawatts of storage capacity installed by 2025 would save the state's ratepayers $800 million in system costs.