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Arizona Solar Policy: Worth $40 Million to Lobbyists

November 5th, 2018 | by Charles W. Thurston

Solar advocates in Arizona and a local utility already have spent $40 million in this mid-term election to attempt to control the adoption rate for solar energy in the state; as such, it may turn out to be the most expensive state battle to date, campaign fund watchers say


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Arizona Solar Power (In Depth)

November 15th, 2016 | by Aisha Abdelhamid

As one of the sunniest states in the US, Arizona has enjoyed early and great success as a leader in solar energy production. With 2,453 megawatts (MW) of solar installed, the US Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) ranks Arizona as #2 for total installed solar capacity


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Can ALEC Dim Arizona Solar on Tuesday?

December 12th, 2011 | by Susan Kraemer

Tuesday morning could be key in deciding Arizona solar policy for years to come. Because of the way public utilities are set up in the state, the five-member Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) has wound up with almost unfettered control of energy policy in the state. On the agenda: rolling back renewable energy standards, gutting solar rebates, and even forbidding ACC from discussing declining rebates, thanks to infiltration by ALEC, the sinister nationwide shadow group which has just gained effective control over the ACC, via new member Brenda Burns, a former National Chairman of


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Layman’s Guide to Arizona Solar Rebates

October 6th, 2011 | by Reggie Norris

Last week I was in Tucson visiting an old college buddy and he kept asking me what I do. So, naturally, the conversation gravitated towards solar. It was fun as he seemed genuinely interested in solar energy, how economically viable solar was, and what it would take for him to go solar. However, I was a somewhat startled how little he knew about what Arizona offered in terms of financial incentives and how they apply (particularly in conjunction with federal incentives). After working out the numbers for him, I thought it might be useful to spell it out for the masses as well


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Giant Arizona Solar Tower: High Energy with Hot Air

August 1st, 2011 | by Breath on the Wind

The concept of making hot air to power wind turbines through a chimney has been around for at least 100 years. Enviromission, claims the world wide rights to the technology and has been trying to build a massive tower (chimney) for over a decade. The latest attempt is scheduled to rise in Arizona in


Arizona Unlocks Solar Rooftop Regulations

January 22nd, 2019 | by Charles W. Thurston

Arizona has finally begun to loosen the regulatory shackles from solar hopefuls in the state, proposing new rules for installing solar, energy storage, and other clean energy systems. The Arizona Corporate Commission (ACC) filed a draft rulemaking on January 16, after studying interconnection standards for 13 years


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Arizona’s SRP To Add 1,000 Megawatts Of Solar — Plus Tesla Storage — By 2025

November 17th, 2018 | by Charles W. Thurston

Salt River Project plans to add 200 megawatts of solar generation every year for the next five years, adding to its existing 800 MW renewable portfolio. By the end of its fiscal year 2025, SRP will have a total of more than 1,200 MW of solar energy capacity. The utility goal is to have 20% green generation by 2025, by adding renewable generation and battery storage


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Good News, Bad News For Solar In Arizona

August 5th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

The first solar power plant operated by the Navajo Nation is up and running in Arizona, where the FBI is investigating a local utility for campaign corruption.


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New Arizona Policy Would Mandate Solar After Dark

December 30th, 2016 | by Susan Kraemer

A way to incentivize the use of clean energy like solar after dark -- instead of gas peakers -- to cover peak loads has been proposed in a white paper commissioned by Arizona’s Residential Utility Consumer Office


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Solar Wins In Arizona & New Mexico

August 16th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

Originally published on SolarLove. Solar power disrupts the business of existing utility companies. In exchange for being granted a monopoly [&hellip



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