Current Industry Partners

AzRISE supports and helps to coordinate the science, technology, economic and policy analysis, education and networks of partners necessary to bring about the accelerated development and implementation of solar energy solutions. This requires a creative and committed group of institutions and individuals as well as resources to further the work of the Institute. AzRISE partners are helping to support the development of cutting-edge research to overcome the critical technical obstacles in the utilization of solar energy and stimulate solar energy development, creating a bridge to bring these results into the world.

apsArizona Public Service (APS)

Generates, sells and delivers electicity and and sells energy related product and services in the Western United States. Located in Phoenix, Arizona APS is a subsidiary of Pinnacle West Capital Corporation.


Providing support along the product development cycle, from engineering services, automated test, manufacturing and business development.


everestEverest Interscience, Inc.

Non-contact infrared thermometry.




Installs residential and commercial solar power systems in Tucson, Arizona, and throughout Southern Arizona. GeoInnovation offers a sustainable energy alternative providing control of one’s own electricity production.


globalsolarGlobal Solar Energy Inc.

Since 1996, Global Solar Energy has been a major producer of thin-film photovoltaic Copper Indium Gallium DiSelenide (CIGS) solar cells and a leading manufacturer of CIGS thin-film solar on a flexible substrate.




IBM researchers push the boundaries of science, technology and business to make the world work better. Today, IBM researchers are redefining where discovery happens by stepping outside of the laboratory and challenging the status quo to solve some of the world’s most complex problems.


Injected Media

Injected Media

Injected Media (IM) is a technology marketing company deeply interested in pushing forward Tucson’s start-up community.



NanoTune Technologies, Inc

NanoTune Technologies Corp. designs, develops, and manufactures novel materials with various structures and functionalities, components, and devices. The company’s products and services include research and development of materials, components, and devices, serving the biotechnology, energy, natural resource, chemical, environment, and information technologies markets.


nationalsemiNational Semi Conductor Corp. (Now Texas Instruments)

National Semiconductor creates energy-efficient analog and mixed-signal semiconductors as well as SolarMagic™ power optimizers. Its PowerWise® products enable systems that consume less power, extend battery life, and generate less heat. National’s products include power management circuits, display drivers, audio and operational amplifiers, communication interface products and data conversion solutions.


pvrecyclePV Recycling, LLC 

At PV Recycling, LLC works with photovoltaic module manufacturers to develop, take back and recycle infrastructures for damaged, defective, and degraded modules.  Through this collaboration they promote environmentally sound, cost effective, administrative processes, recycling technologies, and transport logistics, taking advantage of established proven methods while developing standardized processes for the industry.


srpSalt River Project

SRP is two entities: the Salt River Project Agriculatural Improvement and Power District, a political subdivision of the state of Arizona; and the Salt River Valley Water Users’ Association, a private corporation.

The district provides electricity to nearly 934,000 retail customers in the Phoenix area. It operates or participates in 11 major power plants and numerous other generating stations, including thermal, nuclear, natural gas and hydroelectric sources.

The Association delivers nearly 1 million acre-feet of water annually to a service area in central Arizona. An extensive water delivery system is maintained and operated by the Association including reservoirs, wells, canals and irrigation laterals.



With a team covering start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, this company has a wide experience base in semiconductors, optoelectronics and advanced materials all of which are perfect for delivering concentrated photovoltaic systems with high efficiency, high reliability and at a low cost.


solonSolon America Corporation

As an innovative enterprise operating in the renewable energy sector, SOLON is committed to the principles of sustainable business activity – from the efficient handling of resources to the effective use of alternative energy sources. Their aim is to help protect the Earth’s climate not only through the use of our products, but also in the way we manufacture them.


solaronestopSolar One Stop Az

Solar One Stop Az provides the latest information about solar energy and how to take advantage of our region’s abundant sunshine.


Sunpower of Arizona   (Now Engineered Solar)

A locally owned Arizona-based company that has been serving Southern Arizona since 1981 specializing in solar pool heating, solar hot water and electric systems, energy efficient roof coatings, solar skylights, and complete solar homes.


tepTucson Electric Power

Tucson Electric Power Company (TEP), the principal subsidiary of UniSource Energy, serves more than 375,000 customers in Southern Arizona and offers several conservation and renewable energy services.


Government and Non-Profit Partners:

pagPAG (Pima Association of Governments)

Pima Association of Governments is a nonprofit metropolitan planning organization with Transportation Planning, Environmental Planning, Energy Planning and Technical Services divisions.




sandialogo Sandia National Laboratories

For more than 60 years, Sandia has delivered essential science and technology to resolve the nation’s most challenging security issues.



National Renewable Energy Laboratory

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is the U.S. Department of Energy’s primary national laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development.


AWClogoArizona Western College

Arizona Western College offers educational, career, and life-long learning opportunities through innovative partnerships which enhance the lives of people in Yuma and La Paz counties.