City of Scottsdale - Green Power Purchasing

July 20, 2012


In 1997, the City of Scottsdale joined the Arizona Public Service (APS) Solar Partners Program. At that time, the available role for the City was to provide facilities or land where APS, at no charge to them and no cost to the City, could install solar power generating systems. The solar power generated from these systems is added to the power grid where it became available for Scottsdale residents who subscribe to the Solar Partners Program. The first system installed was an 8,000 square-foot, 34-kW PV roofing system on employee parking lot carports at the City’s Via Linda Campus. The Civic Center Library and Mustang Library are each host to a 2-kW PV system. The Water Campus system is comprised of two 150-kW single access tracking systems mounted on water storage reservoirs.  The City has installed numerous PV systems since these first few.  These subsequent installations have been integrated into the host buildings' power supply. Click here to see a complete list of solar projects installed on City property.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Local
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: Arizona
Incentive Type: Green Power Purchasing
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Photovoltaics
Renewables % or Amount: 40,500 kWh/year
Source: Local solar installations


Name: City of Scottsdale Solar Power Generating Capacity

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.