Bioscience

Arizona could become a hotspot for alternative energy

May 30, 2010

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: The Arizona Republic] – Renewable-energy companies from Florida to Spain have their sights on Arizona, submitting applications for more than 80 solar and wind power plants across the state valued at tens of billions of dollars.

If even a fraction of the proposed plants come to fruition, they could bring thousands of construction jobs, manufacturing potential and other economic benefits, including revenue for the Arizona State Land Department, which funds schools. But no more than a few of the plants will be able get their energy to customers without new high-voltage transmission lines.

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