New solar plant to charge huge battery

Integrated solar and battery project will be largest in Arizona

Salt River Project today announced a 20-year power purchase agreement for a grid-scale, integrated solar and battery project that will be located in Pinal County, Arizona. SRP will purchase all of the energy produced at the Pinal Central Energy Center near Coolidge which will be constructed and owned by a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources.

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Giving (and getting) back

Life lessons learned for mom and son as volunteers

SRP employee Joy Rivera volunteers and donates money to two Arizona nonprofits – Autism Speaks and Families Giving Back. In celebration of Arizona Gives Day on April 4, we chatted with Rivera about why she volunteers, and why she makes sure to take her 9-year-old son along. This is the third in a three-part series of stories about how SRP employees give back to the community. You can also read about the volunteer efforts of employees Freddie Dobbins Jr., who supports the Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley, and Nancy Brooks, a passionate animal welfare advocate who supports four nonprofits.

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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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Community garden flourishes

Rainwater harvesting system helps garden, community

A rainwater harvesting system at Escalante Community Garden in Tempe is not only supporting the sustainable growth of the garden but is also growing the self-sufficiency of the community, in part thanks to SRP.

Tony Perez, a Sustainability Program Strategist at SRP, along with a team of volunteers installed the system as part of a service project to celebrate the Arizona State University School of Sustainability’s 10th anniversary.

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