Arizona Western College

In Yuma, AZ, we developed the first multi-technology utility scale test solar site in the world.  Installed in December of 2011, five different 1MW photovoltaic (PV) technologies are housed on 23 acres at Arizona Western College (AWC). 

The combined 5MW installation offsets 100% of AWC’s daytime electricity needs. The project earned a national award from the Solar Energy Industries Association and Solar Electric Power Association as one of the three most distinct PV projects of 2012.

In addition, incubation sites are available to enable emergent technologies and those seeking UL certification to have a secure environment to refine their products. The demonstration and incubations sites are housed on campus near the main arrays.

Demonstration-Incubator Fact Sheet

Video Clips

  1. Solar with a Purpose
  2. Flip the Switch
  3. Presidential Invite