Arizona Solar Power Conference Demonstrates How Business Parks, Shopping Centers, Warehouses and Multiple Dwelling Housing Units Can Supplement Electricity Needs With Solar Power

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - March 23, 2009) - The Arizona Solar Power Society will be hosting a solar power conference that will inform commercial real estate property owners, property management companies and other landlords that manage commercial properties on possible options to supplement carbon-based electricity by installing solar power panels on large rooftops and parking lots.

"If you own a large commercial roof top and/or a large parking lot and you do not have solar power panels installed you are missing valuable opportunities to lower monthly utility bills and decrease harmful fossil fuel emissions," said Robert Hoskins, Arizona Solar Power Society.

The conference will focus on Arizona's incentive budget of $185 million in 2009 that is available to any commercial building owner who wants to weatherize buildings, install energy efficiency lighting upgrades and install solar electric power and solar thermal water heating systems.

Presentations also will cover the Obama administration's American Recovery and Reinvestment 2009 stimulus plan to spend an additional $55 million to install renewable energy.

In order to put this money to work, a business plan will be unveiled to create the first statewide Arizona solar installation training program that could create thousands of jobs.

Mayors, town council members, chambers of commerce and economic developers in Cave Creek, Chandler, Fountain Hills, Gilbert, Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Peoria, Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe will meet solar installation companies that can install solar systems on their public buildings and schools.

The FREE "Building a Commercial Solar Power Industry in Arizona" conference will be held on March 26, 2009 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Hyatt at Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Please call Robert Hoskins at (480) 218-4441 to reserve your seat or RSVP online at


--  Jane Pater, Summit Blue --  American Recovery and Reinvestment 2009
    Stimulus Package
--  Tony Tewelis, APS --  Utility Incentive Programs for Commercial Solar
    Power Developers
--  Robert Hoskins -- Arizona Solar Installation Training Program
--  Scott Young, Sky Engineering --  Building Cost-Effective Commercial
    Solar Systems
--  Ryan Hurley, Rose Law Group -- Writing Arizona Power Purchase
--  Kate Sherwood, Recurrent Energy -- Financing Commercial Solar
--  Brian Rasmussen, BrightSource Energy -- Building Concentrating Solar
    Power Plants in AZ

Contact Information: Contact: Robert Hoskins Front Page Public Relations Phone: (480) 218-4441 Email: