Arizona Incentives for Renewable Energy





Scottsdale - Green Power Purchasing

Last DSIRE Review: 02/07/2001  

Incentive Type:  Green Purchase/Aggregation
Eligible Technologies:   Photovoltaics,
Applicable Sectors:   General Public, Local Government,
%Renewables  40,500 kWh/year
Date Enacted:  2000
Expiration Date:  N/A

In 1997, the City of Scottsdale joined the Arizona Public Service (APS) Solar Partners Program.
At that time, the available role for the City was to provide facilities or land where APS, at no charge to them

and no cost to the City, could install solar power generating systems. The solar power generated

from these systems was added to the power grid where it became available for Scottsdale residents who

subscribed to the Solar Partners Program. The first system installed was an 8,000 square-foot,

34-kW PV roofing system on employee parking lot carports at the Cityís Via Linda Campus. The Civic

Center Library is host to a 2-kW PV system.  

APS expanded the Solar Partners Program to enable commercial enterprises and those partners

whose facilities included APS solar power generating installations to purchase a portion of the solar power

they generated. In June 2000, Scottsdale began an annual purchase of 40,500 kWh of solar

energy for its Civic Center and Mustang Libraries

Anthony Floyd
Scottsdale Green Building Program
7447 E. Indian School Rd.
Suite 125
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Phone: (480) 312-4202
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