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Gosar helping La Paz County with 8,000-acre solar farm

Posted by   /  October 16, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Daily Miner A bipartisan bill to foster economic development and job creation in rural Arizona has moved forward to a committee hearing, Rep. Paul Gosar said in a statement Wednesday. It follows a legislative hearing by the House Committee on Natural Resources to convey BLM land to La Paz County for renewable electricity generation to […]

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Mandalay to build 3,000 Arizona homes with solar and Sonnen batteries

Posted by   /  October 13, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Nichola Groom | Reuters German battery maker Sonnen GmbH on Thursday said it would partner with home builder Mandalay Homes to outfit 3,000 new Arizona homes with batteries to store the excess energy generated by their rooftop solar installations. Mandalay plans to build the homes in Prescott, Arizona with the batteries, which can cost […]

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Exclusive: Solar coalition launches to fight solar tariffs

Posted by   /  September 1, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Axios A new player is entering the fight over whether the U.S. government should impose tariffs on Chinese solar manufacturers, Axios has learned. U.S. Made Solar, a coalition made up of several U.S.-based solar manufacturers, is launching today, and will have a new advertising campaign criticizing the two companies petitioning for trade protections under the […]

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Net metering is dead. Long live net metering; Court Rich, Rose Law Group senior partner and director of Renewable Energy Department, calls Arizona the ‘Concord and Lexington’ of net metering conflicts

Posted by   /  July 12, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Featured News  /  No Comments

The must-see panel of Intersolar North America (if you could only see one) discussed the most pressing issue in distributed solar today: What’s happening with net metering – and where does the industry go from here? By Frank Andorka and Christian Roselund | PV Magazine At 9 am on Tuesday morning, one of the most important […]

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Arizona Shines Debuts New Billboard as Commission Approaches Key Solar Decision

Posted by   /  December 14, 2016  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

(Editor’s note: News releases are published unedited unless they contain factual errors.) PHOENIX—December 13, 2016 – Arizona Shines, a coalition of Arizona homeowners, businesses, and community organizations dedicated to protecting rooftop solar and energy choice for all Arizonans, debuted a new billboard in the Phoenix area last week. The billboard features the five members of the […]

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Religious group backs rooftop solar

Posted by   /  November 23, 2016  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

A group of 29 religious leaders representing diverse faiths have sent a letter to the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) in support of including the full, long-term benefits of rooftop solar in the proceeding  (Docket E-00000J-14-0023) to determine a methodology for calculating the benefits and costs of rooftop solar, a news release from the group on […]

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Solar energy: One powerful thing uniting America’s reddest city and bluest city

Posted by   /  September 22, 2016  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

By Barry Fischer | Solar City Blog With Election Day just around the corner, political divisiveness across the U.S. seems to be escalating by the minute. Recent opinion polls suggest that partisan discord in America is more intense than it’s been in decades. A widely cited academic study in 2014 highlighted the gulf between conservative […]

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Solar proponents ask: Who tried to block our drive?

Posted by   /  May 20, 2016  /  Energy and Environment  /  1 Comment

By Mary Jo Pitzl, The Republic | azcentral.com Rooftop-solar proponents are asking the Arizona secretary of state to investigate who was behind an apparently well-funded effort to thwart their initiative drive and cite them for failing to follow campaign-finance laws. In a complaint filed with the secretary’s office, the Yes on Solar committee says the opponents should […]

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[COLUMN] APS hires army of lobbyists to thwart solar initiative

Posted by   /  April 27, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Laurie Roberts | The Republic (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) Solar activists gathered outside the state Capitol today to protest a legislative/APS scheme aimed at thwarting a proposed ballot initiative designed to protect solar customers. Meanwhile, APS was inside the state Capitol, designing its battle plan to get the […]

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Capitol rally opposes bill to counter solar ballot initiative

Posted by   /  April 26, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  1 Comment

By Rachel Leingang | Arizona Capitol Times Solar advocates turned out at the Arizona Capitol today to oppose a forthcoming bill that would hamper a solar ballot initiative. The Arizona Solar Energy Freedom Act, fronted by former Arizona Corporation Commissioner Kris Mayes, would keep solar energy as is for the next six years and prevent […]

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