Cost shifts: The inconvenient truth of rooftop solar
A commentary in the June 7 issue of the Arizona Capitol Times “Utility customers have option of installing rooftop solar systems,” by executives from the rooftop solar industry presents a distorted and self-serving view of Arizona’s solar industry.
California solar energy CEOs aim to confuse net metering issue, preserve profits
A recent guest opinion in the June 7 issue of the Arizona Capitol Times “Utility customers have option of installing rooftop solar systems,” authored by the CEOs of several California rooftop solar companies, got only two things right. One was the title.
Coalition formed to fight Navajo power plant retrofits
A group of Arizona business leaders say they have until Aug. 5 to tell the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency why forcing the Navajo Generating Station to spend as much as $1 billion on retrofits to the coal-powered plant would have dire consequences on the state economy and residents’ pocketbooks.
Feds approve solar-power project proposed near Quartzsite
WASHINGTON – Federal officials gave a green light Monday to a proposed 100-megawatt solar-power plant near Quartzsite, a project that supporters say could create 438 short-term construction jobs and 50 full-time jobs.
Rooftop solar debate flares as utility regulators take up changes to incentives sought by APS
As summer dawns and temperatures rise, the struggle over Arizona’s solar energy policies promises to heat up in coming months.
The state’s largest utility company is preparing to ask government regulators to change the way a key solar energy incentive is structured.
Clean energy means more jobs, not less
The Arizona Republican Party recently issued a press release stating that I want to “eliminate 1,000 coal jobs” on Navajo land. That statement is so far removed from reality that it warrants a direct response.
LEEDing the way: Green schoolhouse fuses sustainability and education
Dayana Gonzalez and her classmates at Roadrunner School in Phoenix will soon have a new building on their campus that not only incorporates sustainable, environment-friendly features, but also demonstrates them for the students.
Experts: Arizona’s solar growth could slow in coming year
After years of rapid growth, residential solar power installations in Arizona are likely to slow down some in the near future as prices tick up and utility incentives shrink, experts say.
State regulators weigh in on power plant upgrades
The Arizona Corporation Commission is criticizing recent actions by the U.S. Environmental Protection agency to clean up the state’s power plants.
Suntech Power to close Arizona factory
Chinese solar panel maker Suntech Power Holdings Co. is closing its factory in Goodyear, Ariz., in part because of higher production costs.
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