Tucson solar projects

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Davis-Monthan Air Force base is looking to the future of power generation.

Air force officials unveiled a solar panel project designed to provide power to dozens of homes on base, supplying about 75% of their electricity.

TEP estimates the solar systems will produce more than 10 million kilowatt hours of electricity each year and offset 570 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions.  Equivalent to planting more than 300,000 trees.

And a look toward our solar powered future today at Reid Park.

The Southern Arizona regional solar partnership hosted a briefing on how carports with solar panels can help people generate income from the electricity produced and prepare for electric cars in Tucson.

The speakers highlighted some ways Tucson is collecting solar power, such as at a U of A parking garage.