On June 12, 2014 Tempe City Council adopted a goal to power a minimum of 20 percent of the municipal operations energy from renewable energy sources by the year 202O. Solar will play an important role in reaching that goal. Tempe has completed several solar projects with several others in the works. Explore some of the city's past, present and future solar projects and find out how they benefit the environment, conserve resources and save the city money. You can also learn how to add solar to your home.
City solar installations
The city's most recent solar project is currently under construction at the Kiwanis Recreation Center. New solar panels are being installed that will produce 30 percent of the center's power.
How to go solar
There are several routes to putting solar on your home. A good place to start is checking out the solar resources available to you from your energy provider (APS or SRP), as well as all of the wealth of information provided on the Energy Sage website (an unbiased cost estimator resource & information pool):
Here are some frequently asked questions regarding solar. Answers presented here range from how solar panels work to financing options.