What is AZ Smart?

Az SMART is a unique educational tool that crosses silos of issues to seamlessly produce an integrated macro-view of the impact of new utility-scale generation solar installations in the State of Arizona from a siting, environmental and economic perspective, including some transmission overview.

Az SMART facilitates sound utility-scale decision-making by:

  • Building consensus on policies needed to build a solar energy economy;
  • Pinpointing cost, geographic, economic, and environmental conditions for solar project viability;
  • Accelerating the permitting and siting of scalable projects;
  • Reducing the risks associated with solar projects;
  • Making government agencies more responsive to permitting requests;
  • Encouraging stakeholder agreement about utility-scale solar projects and the associated transmission infrastructure.

To see the tool in action, please select a pre-defined example below, or click on the Create Your Own button.

Example of AZ Smart Scenario Analysis

Black & Veatch Gila Bend

400 acres near Gila Boulevard

Plant Size: 32 MW

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Dateland 500 MW

Dateland AZ

Plant Size: 500 MW

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Wellton 300 MW

South of Dike Road, Wellton

Plant Size: 300 MW

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Create Your Own

Run your own custom scenario.


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