A NATURAL ADVANTAGE - BEST CITY FOR THE RENEWABLE ENERGY INDUSTRY

Yes, we have the highest concentration of sun in the United States, but Greater Phoenix offers your renewable company much more than just sunshine. With massive local demand and close proximity to California, we are geographically positioned for major growth in this industry and are the best city for renewable energy in the country. Additionally, we offer these benefits:

  • We have an aggressive Renewable Portfolio Standard, with the highest solar carve out in the nation
  • NREL ranks Arizona best for solar capacity
  • Greater Phoenix is home to both pioneering research institutions as well as the world’s largest solar generation projects
  • We offer qualified renewable companies refundable corporate income tax credits and reduced real and personal property taxes

These attributes and more have spurred tremendous growth for the region and led to major expansions from renewable energy companies like:

  • Abengoa Solar
  • Centrosolar
  • First Solar
  • Gestamp
  • Kyocera
  • Maxwell Technologies
  • Power-One
  • Rioglass Solar

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FAST FACTS

AZ was nicknamed the “Solar Energy King” by Business Facilities

AZ ranks 2nd in the nation for solar installations

95% of all U.S. utility-scale solar capacity under construction, development or in operation is located in the Southwest U.S.