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Sep 052008
 

By Barbara Kessler

Some things just make sense, like the Phoenix Suns using the desert sun to help power the US Airways Center where they play.

The basketball team, electricity provider APS and the city of Phoenix announced Thursday that the utility and the team have teamed up to install a 194 kilowatt photo-voltaic system on the fifth level of the US Airways parking garage. The system will cover about 18,000 square feet and produce more than 330,000 kilowatt-hours each year – enough to meet about one-quarter of the Casino Arizona Pavilion’s power needs. The  Pavilion encompasses the 50-high glassy grand entrance to the arena; its escalators, ticket windows and the Starbucks. Continue reading »