The Phoenix Sun is a blog covering solar power and related topics, based in Phoenix, Arizona, in the Sonoran desert. It’s an appropriate place from which to report on solar energy.

kWh/day (Florida Solar Energy Center)

kWh/day (Florida Solar Energy Center)

Phoenix is the sunniest major city in the nation, with ~320 sunny days annually, and averaging 2169 kWh/m2.

Going solar means a lot more than just installing photovoltaic panels on your roof. (Although that’s a good beginning.) The Sun now also reports on how other energy issues effect the growth of the solar industry, the legal and regulatory framework surrounding solar power, how solar power can reduce greenhouse gases that cause global warming, how a “smart grid” transports electricity efficiently, innovations in hybrid and fully electric vehicles, solar power’s role in international development and many other issues.

“Democracy depends on citizens having reliable, accurate facts put in a meaningful context.”

Principles of Journalism, Pew Reseach Center, Project for Excellence in Journalism

The Phoenix Sun is committed to following these principles. If we fall short, or if you see ways in which we can improve, we want to hear from you. Praise is also accepted.


Editor & Publisher

Award-winning investigative reporter Osha Gray Davidson has been covering the environment and politics for nearly twenty-five years. He is a correspondent for the online edition of OnEarth magazine.

Osha Gray Davidson

Osha Gray Davidson

His articles and essays have appeared in Mother Jones, Rolling Stone, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Salon, Grist, the Nation, the New Republic, Popular Science and many other national and international publications.

He has reported from Central and South America, Southeast Asia, Australia, Russia and Mechanicsville, Iowa.

He has published five books of non-fiction, and co-wrote the sceenplay for the IMAX© documentary Coral Reef Adventure. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona and loves the summers there.

His personal Website is www.oshadavidson.com.

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