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Net metering battle takes center stage

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Statewide political warfare is usually reserved for even-numbered years, targets millions of Arizona voters and follows well-defined partisan boundaries. But the fight over solar energy in Arizona has broken all those maxims this year.

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Letters scolded entire solar industry

Two Lighthouse Solar employees install microcrystalline PV modules on top of a Colorado townhome in December 2011. (Photo courtesy Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

As someone who has spent the past several years defending Arizona businesses from charges of dishonesty, greed and self-serving, the June 21 letters by APS vice president of operations Mark Schiavoni and Arizona Investment Council’s Gary Yaquinto going after the solar industry caught my attention.

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Fight over solar panel incentives heads to regulators (access required)

Arizona-Mexico energy panel examines cross-border transmission

For months, Arizona’s largest utility provider and the solar industry have waged a public relations war over the future of the state’s solar energy incentives.

That fight now moves to the Arizona Corporation Commission, as the energy regulator formally begins consideration of opposing proposals from each side.

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