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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!

Net Metering: Point-Counterpoint Responses to the ACC Staff’s Recommendations

This week’s Sun Day Blog(s) covers both sides of the issue of the Net Metering debate. APS and AriSEIA (Arizona Solar Energy Industries Association) were asked to provide their respective positions on the Arizona Corporation Commission Staff’s recommendations concerning the net metering proposed changes offered earlier this summer by APS.

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Nik
APS is only looking out for themselves. They will be the only ones benefiting from the change. Solar customers will suffer, solar ... Read More
Sunday, 13 October 2013 12:29
James Pitre
The issue of fairness may need to be addressed, however by far the more important issue is how do we collectively establish a poli... Read More
Sunday, 13 October 2013 13:25
Jim Stack
So when a solar customer makes extra energy right during the Peak hours and it flows to a neighbors house and APS bills that custo... Read More
Monday, 14 October 2013 09:31
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Breaking News: ACC Staff Recommends Postponing Net Metering Discussion Until 2015

October 1 -- Yesterday the Arizona Corporation Commission Staff issued its highly anticipated recommendations in response to APS's proposed rule changes directed at residential solar customers.

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Jim Stack
This is just a recommendation by the staff at this time. If the commissioners agree it just delays it for 2 years until the next r... Read More
Friday, 04 October 2013 20:36
Henry Harding
I have another property and would like to have solar on that as well. If the Corporation Commission goes with the staff recommenda... Read More
Saturday, 05 October 2013 04:56
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Living With The Sun (Arizona Style)

On September 23, 2013, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer issued a proclamation designating October as Solar and Renewable Energy Month.

The proclamation is in recognition of the American Solar Energy Society’s annual National Solar Tour of solar installations and energy sustainable buildings.

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Dan Aiello
The Valley of the Sun (Phx. metro area) tour is a free, self-guided exploration of solar, Green Bldg, and Sustainability - Living ... Read More
Monday, 30 September 2013 15:33
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A Market Transformation Is Underway in the U.S. Power Sector

In January the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) issued a report to its member utilities in which they warned of the "disruptive" challenges that renewable energy and energy efficiency posed to the utility business model.

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Ben Paulos
Jim Thanks for writing this essay on America's Power Plan. You hit the nail right on the head. In response to your questions --... Read More
Friday, 27 September 2013 13:38
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Why isn't there more solar in Arizona? (redux)

Eleven years ago I wrote a guest editorial for the Arizona Daily Sun newspaper in Flagstaff in which I put forward a question that was quite popular at the time: "Why isn't there more solar in Arizona?"

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bill wright
It is a shame our utility remains steadfast for the status quo. Anyone with the slightest bit of vision would have seen this sola... Read More
Saturday, 14 September 2013 12:46
Jim Stack
Simple, just end the subsidies for COAL, NG and Nuclear and everyone will change. If utilities start working with consumers and ca... Read More
Sunday, 15 September 2013 08:03
James Pitre
Let's not forget that our utility companies are monopolies and they have opted to be in a business that is to be operated for the ... Read More
Wednesday, 18 September 2013 20:27
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