UPDATE: The Prescott Solar Facility Solar Variability Study is now available. View the final report.
The mission of the Institute for Sustainable Energy Solutions (ISES) is
to provide society with broadly educated energy experts and
new technologies, as well as to help shape energy decision-making
in both the private and public sectors while increasing the public's
energy literacy. For more information on ISES please look at
ISES is a regional and national leader in wind energy research, with projects that reach internationally. Arizona has a viable wind resource for utility scale and residential development. ISES provides wind maps and data for Arizona, has wind resource assessment capabilities, and performs research projects related to grid integration of wind power, wind resource modeling, and wind energy economics and policy.
ISES performs research in grid integration and interconnection of solar electricity, as well as solar thermal and residential solar systems. Arizona has a spectacular solar resource for passive and active applications.
The Arizona Synthetic Fuels Project aims to capture and recycle carbon dioxide from the atmosphere while harnessing the power of renewable electricity in order to produce a carbon-neutral liquid fuel that is fully compatible with our existing gasoline infrastructure.
Energy utilization encompasses all of ISES’ Energy Efficiency, Demand Side Management, Smart Grid, or Energy End Use research programs.
In the area of Geothermal energy we research the best ways to make electricity and supplemental heat sources for homes and business.