solar energy


The Navajo Nation is moving ahead with two more solar power plants.


A fire and explosion in April 2019 halted the expansion of batteries for Arizona Public Service Co., but the state’s largest utility has restarted the effort to get more of its power from solar panels.


McKenzie Jones

One of Arizona's largest utilities is seeking companies to build solar plants to provide up to 400 megawatts of power, including 200 megawatts from Navajo Nation facilities.

Tesla is trying to spark its solar-panel business by letting consumers rent rooftop systems rather than buy them in a few states including Arizona.


The coal-burning Cholla Power Plant near Holbrook is slated to close in 2025. One of the owners, Arizona Public Service Company, is considering converting one of its three units it into a biomass facility. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.