Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy Advantages

  • Arizona’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) demands 15% of the state’s energy from renewable sources by 2025
  • California’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) is the nation’s most aggressive requiring 33% by 2015
  • Arizona has the most aggressive “Distributive Generation” standard in the U.S., requiring 30% of renewable energy come from small scale sources
  • 321 sunny days per year
  • Yuma has an annual Direct Normal Solar Radiation of 7.0 to 7.5 kWh/m</day.
    • Large tracts of land near transmission
  • Yuma County permitting for utility scale solar projects is less than 60 days
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL): ranks AZ best for potential solar capacity