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Solar & Alternative Energy

Arizona courts solar companies

Los Angeles Times
9 April 2010

Arizona and California increasingly find their renewable energy fortunes tied to each other. Arizona wants to develop a cross-border solar industry that will benefit both states.

Arizona-based companies First Solar and Stirling Energy Systems are building giant solar farms in California to supply electricity to Southern California Edison and Pacific Gas & Electric Co. San Francisco's NextLight Renewable Power plans a massive photovoltaic power plant in Yuma, Ariz. And SolarCity, a Silicon Valley rooftop solar panel installer, launched operations in Phoenix after striking a partnership with the city, a local bank and utilities to finance residential solar systems.

Full story from the Los Angeles Times