- The 1.22 MW single-axis tracking photovoltaic (PV) array at La Senita Elementary School in Kingman. The array, UES’ first utility-scale renewable energy system, was built by Tucson-based SOLON Corp. and features more than 5,000 solar panels.
- A 500-kilowatt solar array developed as part of Western Wind Energy’s integrated wind and solar system southwest of Kingman.
“The program is perfect for renters, property owners whose rooftops aren’t fully exposed to the sun or anyone who wants the benefits of solar energy without the upfront cost or complications,” said David Hutchens, President of UES and UniSource Energy.UES’ solar energy resources help the company comply with Arizona’s Renewable Energy Standard (RES), which requires Arizona utilities to increase their use of renewable power each year until it represents 15 percent of their energy in 2025. In 2012, the policy calls on UES to secure 3.5 percent of its power from renewables, including solar energy, wind, biogas and other resources. UniSource Energy Services, a subsidiary of UniSource Energy Corporation (NYSE: UNS), provides electric service to about 91,000 customers in Mohave and Santa Cruz Counties. The company also provides natural gas to more than 146,000 customers in Mohave, Yavapai, Coconino, Navajo and Santa Cruz Counties. For more information, visit uesaz.com. To learn more about UniSource Energy, visit uns.com.