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APS ups the ante in solar competition (access required)

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Arizona Public Service, the state's largest utility, today asked the Arizona Corporation Commission to let it to directly install solar rooftops on 3,000 homes to produce 20 megawatts of energy. If approved, the proposal would position APS to more forcefully compete with rooftop solar firms and potentially eat into their market share.

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Solar industry slowing down in Arizona

Solar industry slowing down in Arizona

Utility regulators are wrestling with how much of a premium to charge energy customers for using solar or other renewable energy sources, the Arizona Republic reported Sunday. For the first time in several years, no large solar plants are being built in Arizona and the number of rooftop-solar installations is down.

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Corp Comm candidates accuse APS of obfuscating campaign activity (access required)

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Republican Corporation Commission candidates Lucy Mason and Vernon Parker escalated their sparring with the state's largest utility company today, essentially accusing APS executives of lying about their political activity. In a letter delivered to APS president and CEO Donald Brandt, Mason and Parker accuse APS of secretly funding the campaigns of their opponents in the GOP primary, Rep. Tom Forese and businessman Doug Little.

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