Southwest Solar Technologies has completed the initial development of the Southwest Solar Research Park in Phoenix. The 18-acre secured facility is located just south of Sky Harbor Airport, and the focal point of the facility – a 75-foot-diameter concentrating solar dish – is visible to commuters as they cross the Salt River along I-10.
The research park is designed to serve as a center for renewable energy research and innovation, and it provides the company's engineers and development partners with abundant sunlight and field space to operate and evaluate new solar technology. The site offers convenient access to the city's universities and tech industry base, as it is located on a major arterial in a major metropolitan area, Southwest Solar Technologies adds.
‘The company is in discussions with other renewable energy businesses to co-locate at the park to promote collaboration and make land available for testing or demonstration projects,’ says CEO Brad Forst. Potential collaborators could include universities, private companies and government-sponsored projects.
SOURCE: Southwest Solar Technologies