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Experts to discuss new phase of UA Tech Park's Solar Zone

Posted at 5:14 AM, Feb 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-05 12:16:56-05

Experts in the renewable energy field will discuss the second phase of the Solar Zone at UA Tech Park. 

Experts from all over the world will discuss topics including the expansion of the solar testing and demonstration site located on the tech park on South Rita Road.

According to Bruce Wright, Associate Vice President for Tech Parks Arizona, this is an opportunity to learn more about the Solar Zone and its capacity.

Eighty-five percent of the year, the sun shines in Tucson, making the solar zone at UA tech park the perfect place for testing, evaluation, and demonstration of solar technologies.

Experts will be analyzing the results from the Solar Zone technology demonstrations established since 2010.

Utility companies are eager to find more efficient ways to store solar energy. 

The University of Arizona plans on designating the new area for testing of solar-related technologies for things such as energy storage, grid management and optimization, microgrids and embedded solar materials.

The panel discussion is scheduled for Monday, February 5. The program will begin at 8 a.m. and conclude at 12 p.m. at UA Tech Park, 9030 S. Rita Road, Tech Park Event Center Tucson, AZ 85747

Learn more about the Solar Zone here.