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Arizona Solar Center Blog

Commentary from Arizona Solar Center Board Members and invited contributors.

While blog entries are initiated by the Solar Center, we welcome dialogue around the posted topics. Your expertise and perspective are highly valued -- so if you haven't logged in and contributed, please do so!

Climate Change Politics Heats Up

In the Spring of 1987, Ray Harm sat on the veranda of his solar-powered ranch house on the edge of arroyo in Browns Canyon -- explaining climate change to me.

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Question: Do you believe that climate change is going to be a priority issue in next year's Presidential election? I can only pray... Read More
Sunday, 29 November 2015 09:35
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Thanksgiving Reflections

When you have been involved in this industry for five decades, it’s hard to look at where solar energy is today -- compared to where it was in the 1970s -- and not be thankful.

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What a long strange solar trip it's been. . .

The modern era of the solar energy movement can be traced to the late 1970s.

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There have been quite a few Solar Pioneers in the Arizona area. The ones who first formed the ASU Arizona Solar Energy Society wer... Read More
Wednesday, 28 October 2015 21:48
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a new report shows AZ is not reaching it's potential, I wonder why? = The report said that California in 2014 attracted more cle... Read More
Wednesday, 11 November 2015 07:12
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Here is the greatest talk on Solar by Michael Crow. https://vimeo.com/29633150... Read More
Monday, 23 November 2015 08:09
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Voices

Two years ago the Arizona Solar Center asked me to write this blog as a way to give a voice to people that didn't have a voice in the looming battle over rooftop solar.

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Question: Who or what has most influenced you and your opinions on solar energy? I was most influenced by GOD who made a perfect w... Read More
Sunday, 18 October 2015 12:34
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White Flag or Ruse?

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".

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Questions: Is this an opportunity to repair the fractured relationship between the utilities and the solar industry, or just a pau... Read More
Monday, 05 October 2015 07:27
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