One of Tempe’s goals is to increase the use of sustainable, efficient and clean alternative energy in city facilities and operations. Tempe has a number of solar installations which provide renewable energy to city facilities and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Tempe Beach Park APS Solar Installation
- The Tempe Beach Park APS Solar Installation supplies 20,000 kilowatt-hours of energy per year to help power facilities on the south side of the park, including the ball field, park lights and splash playground.
- APS chose the Tempe site from among numerous statewide applications because of its prominent location. More than 1 million people visit Tempe Beach Park each year for major events and recreational activities.
- The new installation also provides shade for picnic tables and a gathering area.
- Interpretive signage explains how the panels turn sunshine into electricity.
- There are 52 panels and microinverters in the 10 kw system. This provides 13% of the energy needed for the park’s south side facilities.
- The Tempe Beach Park APS Solar Installation project was funded by the City of Tempe, the Arizona Commerce Authority Energy Office, U.S. Department of Energy and APS.
Solar panels at HPCC
Big Belly Solar Trash Compactor
Solar-powered Bus Shelters
Solar-powered Streetlight at Marina
Map of Solar Installations
- The 6 photovoltaic panels on the roof produce 2kW system.
- The system produces approximately 3000 kWh each year.
- The HPCC panels help reduce energy costs for the facility by approximately $250 annually.
View solar installation information for zip codes served by the participating utilities throughout Arizona, including a summary of the number installations and the energy generated or offset by these installations: http://arizonagoessolar.org/SolarMap.aspx