Friday, September 24, 2010

Utility Seeking Arizona Solar Installers for Small Projects

Arizona Public Service Co., the largest and oldest electric utility in the state, announced Thursday that it is seeking solar installers for five small Arizona solar installations that the utility wants to build on government and non-profit buildings.

The solicited proposals will determine the final number of sites which will get solar installations, APS said, although five sites have already been identified. The utility is accepting submissions until noon on September 27, 2010.

The utility is seeking individual proposals for each location, which will be fitted with solar photovoltaic systems generating between 10 and 30 kilowatts apiece.

Among the sites already selected are the City of Tempe Beach Park, the Arizona Science Center and the Surprise Library.

Most of the funding will come from Energy Office of the Arizona Department of Commerce's Distributed Energy Leadership, which in turn derives its cash from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, also known as the stimulus bill.

APS will also front some of the money on its own through the Renewable Energy Incentive Program.


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