Solar Zone brightens Ariz. energy industry with completion of 165-acres of solar panels

While the weather may be cooling down, Arizona’s solar industry is warming up as businesses and the University of Arizona completed the first phase of the Solar Zone, a renewable energy research initiative now complete with 165 acres of photovoltaic solar panels. Situated in Tucson, Arizona, the Solar Zone at the University of Arizona Tech Park … Read more

Arizona listed as a finalist for Elon Musk's $5B Tesla Gigafactory

Yesterday Tesla Motors, the maker of the high-end electric vehicle, released plans about their “Gigafactory” where they intend to build advanced electric batteries for their next generations of cars. In the Tesla blog post, “The Gigafactory is designed to reduce cell costs…by 30 percent…and, by 2020, produce more lithium ion batteries annually than were produced … Read more

Charge Your Mobile Device…On A Bike?

Engineer and computer science students from Northern Arizona University (NAU), the Wind Powering American: Arizona Wind for Schools program, along with students from NAU’s triathlon and cycling teams came together to design an interactive method to charge an electronic device-ride a bike and charge your phone was the end result. In spring 2012, the students … Read more