Tucson Electric Power Co. recently completed two big energy-storage projects aimed at taking advantage of new technologies and smoothing out the intermittent generation of renewable-energy sources like solar and wind. The Iron Horse project involved building a battery-storage facility and accompanying solar array at the UA Tech Park.
Most of the world’s population now lives in cities and demands clean air and water as well as safe and secure food and energy. The UA has expertise in topics such as sustainable built environments, urban green space and biodiversity, transportation, energy, and wastewater treatment that support the design and management of more livable cities, especially in arid environments. The campus also strives to be a model and partner for sustainability within the city of Tucson.