Arizona Industry Strengths
Renewable Energy

  • Flagstaff-based Southwest Windpower is recognized around the world as a leader in wind technology, and was awarded “Exporter of the Year” by the Small Business Administration in 2009.
  • With an average of 321 days of sun each year, Arizona’s solar energy is enough to power the entire country.
  • Suntech, First Solar, SOLON Corporation, Schletter Inc., Global Solar, Kyocera, Prism Solar, SolarCity and Stirling Energy Systems are just a few of the top solar companies with operations in the Arizona Sun Corridor, including APS’ Solar Community Power initiative.
  • The University of Arizona has solar research and technology development expertise in AZRise and world-renowned optics/photonics programs; the world’s first school of sustainability is at Arizona State University.
  • TUV Rheinland has joined forces with Arizona State University to create the world’s most advanced solar testing and certification facility in Greater Phoenix.
  • In Yuma County, NextLight Solar and BrightSource Power will invest over $1 billion in 2010 to construct utility-scale power plants that will generate 350 megawatts each.
  • Arizona is committed to nurturing renewable energy and solar through a 15% renewable energy standard by 2025, of which 30% must come from distributed generation projects—among the most aggressive carve-out requirements in the country.
  • Recognized by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory as the No. 1 state for potential solar capacity, Arizona has a bright future as the nation’s dominant market for solar demand.
  • Arizona’s new Renewable Energy Tax Incentive Program provides $350 million in incentives to attract the expansion of renewable-energy firms to expand their operations in the state. Learn more about it here.



What can Arizona offer you?
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