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Facts and figures on rooftop solar fee proposals (access required)

Solar industry advocates protest in front of the Arizona Corporation Commission office as the energy regulating body considers slashing a key solar energy incentive. (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)

Utility companies across the state are asking the Arizona Corporation Commission for changes to the way they handle solar customers. Some utilities are suggesting a change to the rate they pay solar customers for excess energy produced by rooftop solar panels, while Arizona Public Service is asking to increase its fee on solar users from $5 to $21 on average each month.

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Tucson Electric wants to pay less for solar energy

Arguing that solar customers don’t pay their fair share for its service, Tucson Electric Power today asked the Corp Comm to allow it to pay less for the excess energy produced by rooftop panels, which, if approved, would cut solar customers’ savings by about 22 percent per month for a typical system.

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