Business Facilities July/August 2010 : Page 33

Arizona released its Solar Electri-cal RoadMap Study in 2007, leading to the creation of the Arizona Research Institute for Solar Energy (AZRise) at the University of Ari-zona, which serves as a solar energy center of excellence. Arizona has shown its commitment to meeting the 15-percent renewable energy standard. Tucson Electric Power (TEP) already has developed almost 10 megawatts of company-owned renewable energy generating capac-ity, and is on track to add another 3.4 Top 10 Metro Greenest Cities 1. PORTLAND, OR 2. AUSTIN, TX 3. CHICAGO, IL 4. SAN FRANCISCO, CA 5. BOSTON, MA 6. SEATTLE, WA 7. WASHINGTON, DC 8. MINNEAPOLIS, MN 9. BOULDER, CO 10. NEW YORK, NY #0702 at BUSINESS F ACILITIES 33 megawatts of company-owned capacity and to purchase 31.5 megawatts in the coming years. Some of the power TEP will buy will come from a 5-megawatt concentrat-ing solar power system being built by Bell Independent Power Corp. at the University of Arizona Science and

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