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Solar Installers: Net Metering Limbo is Bad for Business

One solar installer sees layoffs coming with TEP's announcement that it will seek retroactive rate changes

University of Arizona Scientists Improving Hurricane Forecasts

New Method increases forecast accuracy by 23 percent

Solar Installations Saving Pima County Money

Nearly $2 million saved in 5 years

Event visiters look at new model electric cars at the Tucson Plugs In event.

Hybrid Cars Make 'Clean Air Blue Skies' Eligibility

Six vehicles designated by state transportation officials to get plates allowing single-occupancy in HOV lanes.

New Solar Wind Project Moving Ahead in San Luis

Tower to produce electricity will be first of its kind using gravity, water vapor, hot desert air.

Major AZ Utility Plans to Install Thousands of Solar Panels for Free

Aims to provide these to customers who can't afford to buy or lease; satisfy state mandates for renewable energy.

AZ Company Building Largest Solar Plant in Latin America

U.S., Chile governments collaborating in project; loan has been approved, Arizona's First Solar will construct it.

San Pedro River

Project Aims to Detain Rainwater to San Pedro River Aquifers

Goal is to have water make its way into river, keeping it flowing even in dry seasons.

AZ Brings Back 'Clean Air-Blue Skies' License Plates

Arizona Dept. of Transportation is again allowing plug-in hybrid owners apply for special license plates to use HOV lanes.

An aquaponics garden.

S. AZ Entrepreneurs Going Green with Increasingly Popular Method

Business owners are promoting an ancient system as a new way to provide food; aquaponics combines fish and plants to grow food.

This metal flower sculpture is an example of the types of art that people at Xerocraft and Maker House are making with found and recycled materials.

'Maker Movement' Growing in Tucson, Communities Globally

More local residents getting into making stuff; 2 organizations participate in first-ever event promoting such craft.

TEP's Parent Company To Be Sold

Canada's largest electric utility pays $4 billion, customers will not see changes; rates won't go up, no lay offs, UNS Energy CEO says.

Google Earth Maps Helps Track Deforestation Patterns

With the help of Google’s supercomputers, a University of Maryland geographer processed more than 650,000 images into the most detailed map of world deforestation to date.

Solar panel array at Tucson Water's Central Avra Valley Storage and Recovery Project

AZ Considers Another Large Scale Solar Power Plant

Proposed project, Maricopa County Park, would produce 300 megawatts of solar electricity, enough to power about 150,000 homes.

ADOT to Take Part in Federal Climate Change Study

Agency among 19 around US that received grant to look into effects of climate change on infrastructure.

A solar panel at the Mother of Sorrows Catholic Parish and School.

Using Sun to Keep Medicine Cold

Local company makes solar-powered vaccine refrigerators for remote clinics, branches out to military uses.

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