Tucson solar center opens

Posted: Updated:

TUCSON, Ariz. -- A new downtown center is open, to encourage use of solar technology.

The Solar One Stop is located in the lobby of the public works building downtown.

It's a showcase for solar technology, showing how it can be used for a swimming pool heater, solar water heater collector and DC inverter to convert solar energy to electricity.

"A lot of people are doing a lot different things and we wanted to bring it all together so that people can just go to one site like this or go to one website and get all the regional information," said Pima County Regional Solar Coordinator Betty Stamper.

The Solar One Stop has a computer visitors can use during business hours to research.