SRP scientists achieve breakthrough in 3-D light bulb technology

An example of a polygon model of the new printable LED.

This morning, scientists at the SRP Kilowatt Research Laboratory had quite the a-ha moment as they test-printed a 3-D light bulb that uses one-tenth the energy of an LED bulb. If the demos are a success, customers could soon have a powerful new super energy-efficient lighting option that they could print in their own homes.

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SRP Board OKs $27 million price decrease

Temporary reduction in July and August will save typical electric customer more than $15

SRP’s Board of Directors has approved an overall average 3.7 percent decrease in electricity prices for the two hottest months of this year. The decrease will save the typical residential customer about $7.60 per month, or about a combined $15.20 for the July and August billing cycles.

SRP’s publicly elected board made the decision during a special meeting June 23.

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Stay cool, save money

Save $$$ while keeping you and your pets comfortable

In case you haven’t heard, an excessive heat warning is in effect for the coming weekend in the Phoenix area. With temperatures expected to rise to a scorching 120 degrees by Monday, your air conditioning unit is likely to be put to some heavy use. During the summer, air conditioning can account for 50%, if not more of your total electric bill. So how do you keep you, your family and pets cool without busting your budget?

Follow these simple tips to use energy efficiently, and save money:

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Algae research to control carbon emissions

ASU-SRP Algae Study

SRP and ASU come together for carbon capture

Can algae, that murky green growth you sometimes see by a stream, by a lake or in a swimming pool, help mitigate carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants?

That’s a question SRP and Arizona State University researchers are trying to answer as they look to find new and better ways to control carbon emissions, demonstrate environmental stewardship for a sustainable future and comply with federal regulations.

“It’s a key question that we must all work to resolve,” said Chico Hunter, Manager, Environmental Policy & Innovation.

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