In February 2014, the Arizona Republic's Ryan Randazzo wrote about a plan drafted by a political consulting group commissioned by the state's largest utility "to help APS change or alter the Arizona Corporation Commission".
DSIRE - Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy
Established in 1995, DSIRE is currently operated and funded by our colleagues at the N.C. Solar Center at N.C State
University, with support from the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc. DSIRE is funded in part by the U.S. Department of Energy.
DSIRE provides comprehensive information on state, local, utility, and federal incentives and policies that promote solar energy. For Arizona solar-specific policy information that affects consumers, policy makers, businesses, utilities, researchers and other stakeholders, visit the DSIRE Website’s Arizona solar-specific page.
Financial information specific to Arizona includes:
- Corporate Tax Credit
- Green Building Incentive
- Industry Recruitment/Support
- Local Rebate Programs
- Personal Tax Credits
- Property Tax Incentive
- Sales Tax Incentive
- Utility Loan Program
- Utility Rebate Program
Arizona solar-specific rules, regulations and policies include:
- Local Building Energy Code
- Local Energy Standards for Public Buildings
- Equipment Certification
- Local Green Power Purchasing
- Interconnection Guidelines
- Line Extension Analysis
- Net Metering
- Renewable Portfolio Standard and Tariff (see also AZ Solar Center)
- Solar/Wind Access Policy
- Solar/Wind Contractor Licensing
- Local Solar/Wind Permitting/Construction Standards
The information presented in the DSIRE database provides an unofficial overview of financial incentives and other policies. It does not constitute professional tax advice or other professional financial guidance, and it should not be used as the only source of information when making decisions about solar energy.