Alabama will soon welcome an Arizona green manufacturer that will invest more than $1.1 billion bringing a facility to the state. Tempe-headquartered First Solar Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) plans to establish a photovoltaic (PV) solar module manufacturing facility in Lawrence County, creating more than 700 new jobs in North Alabama. According to a release, the factory is part of the company’s previously announced investment in scaling its American manufacturing footprint to more than 10 gigawatts by 2025.
Co-led by Startup Tucson and the University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI), 25th annual IdeaFunding provides opportunity for 25 Arizona companies to compete for $50K in prizes; Scottsdale Community College to host Girls Get IT event on November 4 to encourage local high school girls to pursue IT careers; Qwick launches on-demand hospitality staffing app in Cleveland; Honeywell Aerospace wins contract to provide engines for UK military helicopters; BestCompaniesAZ lists best companies for millennials; Penguin Solutions’ new Penguin Edge IFC6720 platform enables innovation for video content distribution; Yield Engineering Systems partners with Benchmark for global engineering and manufacturing support; Terkel shares 14 tips for hiring your next developer; Sky Harbor receives $194 million from feds for new taxiway; GitKraken launches free Git certification for software developers at October tech conference; BusinessWhys, Lumen and Macroscope Studios appear on September 2022 episode of AZTechCast to discuss strategic analysis; University of Advancing Technology kicks off semester with the Provost Challenge to dive right into creating, building and innovating; Mesa and Tucson to get a slice of $1 million in DoorDash gift cards to help the hungry; Boeing sells Apache helicopters to Poland, expands Mesa operations; Qwick named 32nd fastest-growing company in the U.S., reaches 500K shifts filled by hospitality pros; The PMO Squad recognized by the Phoenix Business Journal as Micro-Sized Company winner of the Small Business Awards; Raytheon and Northrup Grumman awarded hypersonic missile contract worth nearly $1B; and Moruga Inc. names new chief operating officer.
I-10 to become first electric corridor network of electric heavy-duty charging centers; Aligned Data Centers to expand Phoenix footprint with two mega campuses; Nikola Corp. acquires large site in West Valley; Phoenix Water hosting town halls on Colorado River shortage; Nikola Corp. completes exchange offer to acquire Romeo Power common stock; Lucid says it’s on track for reduced production target after tripling Q3 output; Atlis Motors says Australian company placed order for EV charging stations; Arizona’s clean energy future could swing on governor’s race; don’t think of deserts as wastelands, researchers say, but as a key to our climate future; low-income communities in Phoenix, other cities learn to tackle climate-fueled heat; Arizona ranks among national leaders in solar growth; lithium-ion battery recycler proposes Pinal County facility; electric vehicle, semiconductor industries eager to build out Pinal County supply chain; Atlis Motors shares get a huge jolt on first day of Nasdaq trading; Arizona continues to attract solar development projects, more new jobs; Navajo Nation’s largest school district gets first electric buses; new electric vehicle registrations grew more than 250% over the last five years; and federal legislation energizes Arizona for a cleaner tomorrow.
The Arizona Corporation Commission has approved a modification to a plan for new transmission lines. The vote could pave the way for more wind energy in Arizona. The SunZia Southwest Transmission Project will move wind power from central New Mexico to substations in Pinal County, bringing clean energy to rural communities and California markets.
Nikola Corporation, a global leader in zero-emissions transportation and energy supply and infrastructure solutions, and ChargePoint Holdings, Inc., a leading electric vehicle (EV) charging network, today announced a partnership to accelerate the deployment of electric vehicle charging infrastructure for fleets across the U.S. The collaboration will enable Nikola and the Nikola Sales and Service Dealer Network to resell ChargePoint’s comprehensive portfolio of charging infrastructure and software solutions to its fleet customers, ensuring a solid technology interface and integrated sales approach between the two companies.
A broad array of Arizona’s electric utilities, local governments, technology leaders, and other public and private sector energy stakeholders are convening Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022, at the Arizona Electrification Summit, a forum designed to advance cost-effective electrification measures that save consumers money, reduce emissions, and improve the efficiency and resiliency of the electric grid.
Nikola Corporation, a global leader in zero-emissions transportation, energy supply and infrastructure solutions, and Zeem Solutions, the innovative zero-emission EV “fleet-as-a-service” provider, announced Zeem has executed a purchase order for 100 Nikola Class 8 Tre battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) to ensure immediate availability of electric trucks for freight and logistics companies utilizing Zeem’s all-inclusive EV depot fleet solution.
Chairwoman Lea Márquez Peterson of the Arizona Corporation Commission is encouraging Arizona’s largest electric utility, Arizona Public Service Company (APS), to partner with local venture capital groups to incorporate utility/energy RFPs into local start-up competitions and technology transfer programs.
For the ninth consecutive year, Salt River Project honors local ‘Champions of Sustainability.’ From San Tan Valley to Tolleson — to cities in between — the 2022 awards recognize SRP commercial customers who participate in Business Solutions programs and lead the charge in sustainability and innovation. SRP’s energy efficiency programs are a major component to the success […]
The automotive industry is actively moving away from internal combustion, and as electric vehicles have become increasingly popular, the number of skeptics have grown. A spectrum of concerns has been raised, ranging from uncertainty about the true sustainability of EV production to systemic labor issues in raw material mining. Others have questioned if electric propulsion is even the right way forward, lauding alternatives like hydrogen or e-fuels. There’s nothing wrong with being skeptical, especially when the planet’s climate is at stake, but scientists are saying electric power truly is the way forward.