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Lawsuit says APS’ solar-battery research troubled

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A suite of technologies installed at APS’ technology demonstration site

By Ryan Randazzo | The Republic

A contractor working with Arizona Public Service Co. on technology to better align rooftop-solar power with demand on the grid claims in a lawsuit that the research project is troubled.

The state’s largest electric company last year began Solar Innovation Studies on technology that pairs solar panels with household batteries and other equipment.

In one of the tests, APS paid for solar and other equipment placed on 75 customers’ homes, and the equipment remains the property of the utility.

Rocklin, California-based JLM Energy filed a suit in Arizona District Court on Tuesday, claiming APS owes the company $500,000 and asserting that the project is facing a host of problems.


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