World Nature Conservation Day is an opportunity to celebrate the precious resources our planet provides for us. This day highlights the need to expand conservation efforts, and honor those already in place. Home to many unique and brilliant places, sunny Arizona shines in many areas of conserving our pristine wilderness. With so many great areas to explore, it is vital that Arizona as a whole takes action in protecting and preserving our environment as much as possible. Today, we’re celebrating some of the great efforts to conserve our beautiful wilderness and precious resources.
Home to the “Valley of the Sun” and part of the country’s sunbelt, Arizona is basking in sunshine for most of the year. Ranked by many sources as one of the top ten sunniest places in the world, it is clear why Arizona is a great place for solar energy production. Our physical climate is perfect for a blossoming epicenter of solar power, but our political climate often holds us back from our full potential.
Going solar is great! But have you ever wondered how solar power works?
In recent news, the Central Arizona Project (CAP) made a huge commitment to the solar industry by signing a twenty-year Power Purchase Agreement with solar company AZ Solar 1. This will be documented as the lowest price for solar in the United States. Connecting Arizona’s most precious resource, water, with its most abundant resource, the sun, is an important step toward a clean energy future for Arizona.