The Solar Zone is one of a number of "innovation hubs" at the UA Tech Park. Ten companies and organizations test and demonstrate a variety of solar technologies and systems. The site generates 23 megawatts of power, which is nearly twice the daily electrical consumption of the Tech Park. Here, researchers and companies work together to evaluate how these technologies perform side-by-side under identical operating conditions.
The Solar Zone is one of the largest multi-technology solar evaluation sites in the United States. The first-of-its-kind solar-centric research park integrates:
- Power generation by multiple technologies
- Research and development
- Materials and supplies
- Manufacturing and distribution of solar equipment and hardware
- Green job and workforce training
- Educational outreach
- Public demonstration and awareness hub
Named One of the Top Economic and Sustainable Development Projects in the U.S. in 2012 by the International Economics Development Council
To learn more, visit The Solar Zone Website.