Event Archive

2013 Events:

Solar Go-Kart Race
FGCU- Ft. Myers, Florida
April 6, 2013

2012 Events:

2012 Racing the Sun
Solar Go-Kart Races at UA Tech Park
April 14, 2012

2012 Southern Arizona Regional Science and Engineering Fair
Tucson Convention Center
March 12-17, 2012

Solar Car
Arizona Best Fest, Celebrating the Arizona Experience
Phoenix – February 11-12, 2012

2011 Events:

Solar Car
Arizona Best Fest, Celebrating the Arizona Experience
Prescott – September 16-18, 2011
Tucson – November 11-13, 2011
Phoenix – February 10-12, 2012

Solar Car
60th Annual Arizona Conference on Roads and Streets
April 21, 2011
Westin La Paloma Resort
3800 E. Sunrise Drive

AzRISE Fellows
Borton Primary Magnet School
Earth Day
700 E. 22nd Street
April 20, 2011

AzRISE Fellows
Earth Day Festival at Reid Park
Saturday, April 16, 2011
9:00 am to 2:00 pm

AzRISE Fellows
Camp Wildcat University of Arizona
April 15 – 17, 2011

AzRISE Fellows
CAS Middle School visits TEP Solar Test Yard
April 1, 2011

Solar Car
Presidents Club Tour
March 23 – 3:00 – 4:30 pm
Reception 4:30 – 5:00 AME Courtyard
UA Campus, Highland Park Garage

Southern Arizona Regional Science and Engineering Fair
March 22 – 25, 2011
Tucson Convention Center
Public Open House
Wednesday, March 23 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm

AzRISE Solar Story Tellers
Tucson Festival of Books
Sunday, March 13 at 11:30 am
University of Arizona Campus

AzRISE Networking Breakfast
Doubletree at Reid Park
February 18, 2011 – 7:30 am – 9:30 am

Topics and Speakers:

  • Kristin Mayes, Founding Director, Law and Sustainability Program and Professor of Practice, Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Senior Sustainability Scholar, ASU’s School of Sustainability and former Chairwoman of the Arizona Corporation Commission, Renewable Energy Policy.
  • Joe Simmons, Director AzRISE, College of Engineering, AzRISE Highlights and the current CAES Project.
  • Tom Hansen, Former TEP VP of Renewable Energy and President of Utility Solar Engineering,  Role of Energy Storage in an Electric Utility Generation Portfolio.

Affiliates Program Event

Workshop on Energy Storage and its Value to the Electrical Grid
The Arizona Inn
February 17, 2011 – 11: 30 am – 4:30 pm

Topics and Speakers:

  • Dr. Joe Simmons – Director AzRISE, College of Engineering,  Review of Energy Storage Technology
  • Dr. Tom Hansen, Consultant and VP of Renewable Energy TEP,  Emeritus,  Compressed Air Energy Storage for Utility Application
  • Kristin Mayes, Faculty at ASU Morrison Institute for Public Policy and Former Chairwoman of the Arizona Corporation Commission, The Role of Economics, Policy and Regulation in the Future of Energy Storage
  • Paul Denholm, Senior Analyst and member of the Energy Forecasting and Modeling Group in Strategic Energy Analysis Center at NREL, The Value of Energy Storage in the Electrical Grid
  • Jim Wilde (Invited), Manager of Resource Planning at APS, Energy Storage Value for Utilities

Past Events:

ASESPictureASES National Conference
Billed as “America’s longest running national solar conference”, the 39th Annual American Solar Energy Society (ASES) National Conference was held in Phoenix, AZ, May 12 – 22, 2010.  The University of Arizona’s Solar Energy Network (UA SEN) joined AzRISE in a booth that highlighted the University of Arizona’s research programs and activities in solar energy. www.ases.org

ShellEcoMarathonShell EcoMarathon
AzRISE takes great pride in its Solar Car Team for their performance in the Shell EcoMarathon held in Houston, Texas on April 2010.  The urban prototype car “Mallory” achieved 3,149 miles to the gallon.

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Solar Fusion 2009
Solar Fusion 2009 was held August 28, 2009, at the University of Arizona.  It featured a wide range of solar achievements at the University of Arizona.  Highlights included the first public tours of the Solar Decathlon house on the eve of its departure for Washington, D.C. where it competed against 19 other finalists in the Solar Decathlon, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. See the UA News Coverage of this event here.



2009 Solar Decathlon
The SEED[pod] Solar House was one of only 20 finalists selected from around the globe to compete in the 2009 Solar Decathlon held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.   The competition was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.

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