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Arizona Citizens Rally for Solar

October 23, 2013, people concerned about a proposal to end net-metering in Arizona rallied in front of Arizona Public Service Company’s downtown headquarters. Organized by the TUSK (Tell Utilities Solar won’t be Killed) coalition, over 40 Arizona citizens gathered to … Read full story

National Solar Tour Comes to Arizona this October

The American Solar Energy Society (ASES) has kicked off its 18th annual National Solar Tour! Homeowners and businesses in neighborhoods across the country will open their doors and share how they have utilized solar technology, sustainable design and green energy … Read full story

Arizona is Best for Solar Energy

Arizona is best for solar energy firstly because of our abundant sunshine. Here in Arizona, we know how fast utility costs increase, but with solar energy we are safe from these rising costs. Solar energy also provides us with the … Read full story

Arizona Corporation Commission on Solar Energy Issues

Arizona Corporation Commissioner Susan Bitter Smith speaks on Solar Energy Issues   On August, 15, 2013, the Arizona Solar Center hosted guest speaker Arizona Corporation Commissioner Susan Bitter Smith at the Scottsdale Granite Reef Senior Center, as part of an … Read full story

Solar Investment Tax Credit Renewed for Business Solar Installations

The federal Solar Investment Tax Credit has been renewed for residential and business solar energy installations. Originally scheduled to expire in 2007, renewed to 2008, this tax credit had now been extended to 2016 by the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of … Read full story

SRP’s Commercial Solar Energy Program: Solar Electric

SRP has an incentive program for business installations of solar electrical systems. Businesses have the options to purchase, obtain a loan, or lease the system outright. This program begins Fiscal Year 2014 (May 1, 2013 – April 30, 2014) and is … Read full story

Solar Energy At Home

Are you interested in bringing renewable energy to your neighborhood? As a resident of the sunniest state in America, you’re in good company. Growing numbers of homeowners are choosing to add solar panels to their homes, increasing their property value … Read full story

Care About Solar? Get to Know the Arizona Corporation Commission

First, don’t panic. You might have heard about a plan by APS to charge new residential solar customers a higher monthly rate to be connected to their energy grid. It’s not a done deal. A large coalition of Arizona citizens … Read full story

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, Solar Since 1970

Long gone is the granola-crunching stereotype of hippie commune residential solar. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has had residential rooftop solar for over 40 years. “Arizona was made for solar energy,” Brewer said at a recent unveiling of new mobile solar … Read full story

Arizona Universities Put Brain Power Behind Solar

Arizona State University has put “light-inspired” research under one interdisciplinary center, LightWorks. Introducing LightWorks from ASU Research on Vimeo. Not only does this venture consist of solar energy generation installs on the three ASU campuses, it includes the Utility of … Read full story