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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!

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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Jim Stack
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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Jim Stack
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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The Times They Are A-Changin’

Frederick Buechner wrote that there is a time for looking back over the past "and trying to figure out where we have come from and where we are going to."

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Jim Stack
The Solar market will change in Arizona now that the Utilities are not providing incentives. We will now have a very robust SREC R... Read More
Thursday, 28 May 2015 15:07
Jim Stack
The Truth and Facts never change. Read about the Subsidies to Fossil FUEL. COAL is not low cost neither is NG or Nuclear! http://... Read More
Saturday, 13 June 2015 10:07
Jim Stack
An other FACT, we are running out of drinkable water. Yet Fracking uses Billions of gallons of water and Power generation uses Bil... Read More
Monday, 29 June 2015 12:33
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The end of solar as we know it?

For the past decade SRP’s solar policies were designed to help increase the demand for solar and drive down costs until the solar industry could stand on its own.

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Dale P Carriere
This is, as another has said, simple, unabashed bait-and-switch on the part of SRP.
Sunday, 22 February 2015 08:22
Jim Combs
Jim, You omit the key reason PV took off after 2009, it was the adoption of NEM. Whether people want to admit it or not, it is a ... Read More
Sunday, 22 February 2015 13:13
Jim Stack
On 2/26/2015 SRP board members voted and killed home Solar in their area with extra fees, a demand charge and forcing them into a ... Read More
Friday, 27 February 2015 14:21
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Déjà Vu

Seems like we have been here before--the rooftop solar debate in Arizona is being branded as a debate about fairness.

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Jim Stack
Yes lots of personal stories of home owners trying to do the right thing while also saving money. SRP should come out with new rat... Read More
Sunday, 15 February 2015 07:35
Peter Schumann
Yes Jim!! This is totally bizarre!! History form my perspective has shown the basis of commerce is " user pays"!! The more you us... Read More
Sunday, 15 February 2015 16:26
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The benefits of solar: Will anybody listen?

Arizona is about to begin an important discussion on the cost benefits of solar energy. The discussion is scheduled for May 7 as part of a series of workshops the Arizona Corporation Commission has scheduled to examine the impacts of innovation on the utility business model.

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Jim Stack
I think all the public officials hear the facts but don't want to believe them. There are a lot of non peer reviewed studies and c... Read More
Sunday, 06 April 2014 07:48
Joe Doaks
Wow! Minnesota effectively built A back-door carbon tax into its formula. Brilliant!
Sunday, 06 April 2014 11:39
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