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California’s new building codes will make solar panels the next home appliance

Posted by   /  January 2, 2020  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

Quartz By Michael J. Coren | Quartz On the stroke of midnight this New Year’s Eve, the American dream will get a makeover. In California, the nation’s most populous state, every newly-built home must now come with enough solar panels to satisfy its electricity needs.  It’s a quiet revolution tucked into the building codes approved unanimously by the California […]

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Top 10 moments in Arizona solar policy in the past decade

Posted by   /  December 30, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

Court Rich Rose Law Group’s co-founder, Court Rich, takes a look back at the highlights of what was a wild and contentious decade for solar policy in Arizona. Court and his department at Rose Law Group have been fortunate enough to have played a significant role in each item on this top-ten list. 2010 The […]

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Utilities must buy solar, renewable energy under long-term deals

Posted by   /  December 24, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

By Dillon Rosenblatt | Arizona Capitol Times Utilities are now required to enter into long-term contracts to buy power from solar and renewable energy generating stations under new policy established by the Arizona Corporation Commission. Solar advocates and environmental groups hailed the commission’s unanimous vote December 11 as a new day that will bring jobs […]

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Arizona regulators set solar power standard contract at 18 years long — is a PURPA solar boom coming?

Posted by   /  December 18, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

For the first time, the state’s public utility commission has created a standard contract length for PURPA solar projects — in stark contrast to utility APS requesting a two-year term. By John Weaver | PV Magazine If you Google Yuma, Arizona you’ll find references to the city being among the sunniest in the world. Looking […]

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Arizona shines in residential solar installations, retains top 10 ranking nationwide

Posted by   /  December 17, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

Twitter By Hayley Ringle | Phoenix Business Journal Arizona ranked ninth so far this year in total solar installations among U.S. states, according to the latest U.S. Solar Market Insight report. The state has 190.86 megawatts of newly installed solar photovoltaic capacity so far this year, with 52.61 megawatts coming in during the third quarter, according […]

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ACC votes to support solar development in Arizona

Posted by   /  December 12, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents solar developers that prevailed on this issue AZBigMedia Today, the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) voted to reject a request from the state’s investor-owned utilities to set two-year contract terms for renewable energy projects under the federal Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA). Instead, commissioners voted unanimously to set contract terms at 18 […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] It’s never been easier to get off the grid in California

Posted by   /  November 18, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Regional News  /  No Comments

Six Rivers Solar employee Daniel Hernandez points out the type of solar panels the company installs for people during a weekly question-and-answer session at the Six Rivers Solar store in Eureka on Saturday. Going solar is a great way not to have to worry about Pacific Gas & Electric’s public safety power shutoffs in the […]

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Large solar projects make their way to Coolidge

Posted by   /  November 7, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

The site map for East Line Solar LLC, an 851-acre solar farm operated by renewable energy company sPower. / City of Coolidge / Pinal Central By Rofida Khairalla | Pinal Central The Coolidge Planning and Zoning Commission has approved the site plan for a massive solar plant within city limits between Steele Road and Selma Highway. […]

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Metro Phoenix 6th in national study of solar penetration; ‘amazing’ given existing roadblocks, says Court Rich, co-founder, and director of Renewable Energy

Posted by   /  October 30, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

By Orion Rummler | Axios Five cities in California have the nation’s highest density of homes with solar panels, while Detroit has the lowest, according to new analysis that uses AI to track solar deployment via high-resolution aerial imagery. What they did: Cape Analytics analyzed visual data on tens of millions of homes in major […]

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[OPINION] How to keep the lights on in wildfire season — go solar; but not only during fire season, says Rose Law Group Co-Founder Court Rich

Posted by   /  October 10, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

By Susannah Churchill  | San Francisco Chronicle Forced power outages are not the right long-term solution for people who rely on powered medical devices, critical facilities like fire stations and hospitals, and our everyday connected lives. This week’s “public safety power shut-offs” for 800,000 California customers are a stark reminder of the new normal we cannot allow […]

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