Supporters of solar will need to speak louder and stand even stronger to keep solar energy a priority in Arizona. It’s going to be a tough battle.
Republicans Tom Forese and Doug Little won the race for two seats on the Arizona Corporation Commission. The ACC is the organization that has voting power on whether or not to reexamine the solar property tax decision made by the Arizona Department of Revenue, DOR. Both Forese and Little are supporters of this tax on leased solar panels. Both individuals received funds from the Arizona Public Service, APS, which supports the tax.
The members of the ACC have voting power, but the Arizona governor’s position also has weight in the debate. Unfortunately, Republican Doug Ducey beat solar supporter Democrat Fred DuVal for the governor seat. While DuVal has vocally opposed the tax, Ducey has remained silent on the issue.
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