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Local artists create murals to beautify community

On a recent weekday, Arizona artist Ignacio Garcia stood in front of his empty canvas: A plain mustard-brown wall next to a gas station, a car wash and a convenience store, all along a busy nondescript Phoenix street.

As he prepared the wall for the mural he planned to paint, a few curious onlookers stopped by.

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Desert Botanical Garden goes greener

SRP customer donations to ‘Solar for Nonprofits’ help DBG

Thanks to the generosity of customers who donated to the SRP Solar for Nonprofits program, much of the energy powering the Desert Botanical Garden will be as green as this spring’s desert landscape.

The Salt River Project customer-funded program helped finance solar installations on four buildings’ rooftops that cumulatively add up to 100 kilowatts. The solar systems are providing green power to the Desert Botanical Garden’s Horticulture Center, Weisz Learning Center, Marley Education and Volunteer Building, and Ottosen Gallery.

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Save energy, save money

10 money-saving tips for the summer

As the Valley prepares for hotter temperatures in the coming months, and customers seek a reprieve, air conditioners will kick into high gear. Here are 10 ways to save both energy and money:

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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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