APS Scores High in National Solar Utility Rankings

May 16, 2014

APS continues to rank as one of the nation’s leading utilities for solar energy in an annual report released by the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA).

APS placed among the top five solar utilities in four categories, including our highest ranking in program history – third in the nation for solar installed in 2013. That ranking is thanks in large part to the innovative new Solana Generating Station, which can produce power in the dark.

The top-five rankings include:

  • 3rd place for new solar installed in 2013 (410 megawatts), up one spot from last year’s ranking
  • 4th place for new solar installed in 2013 per customer (368 watts/customer)
  • 4th place for overall solar capacity (740 megawatts)
  • 5th place for overall solar capacity per customer (654 watts/customer)
In 2013, APS supported the development of 410 MW of new solar, nearly triple the 148 MW added in 2012.

The continued growth of solar power is consistent with our long-range forecast released in April, which estimates the amount of renewable energy in the APS energy mix will double over the next 15 years.

The 410 MW includes large-scale solar power plants owned by APS, power purchased from independent solar power producers, and customer installations. Last year, APS customers installed 91 MW of solar power to their homes and businesses, helping us achieve such a high national ranking.

To learn more about the SEPA report, visit sepatop10.org