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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!

What a long strange solar trip it's been. . .

The modern era of the solar energy movement can be traced to the late 1970s.

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Jim Stack
There have been quite a few Solar Pioneers in the Arizona area. The ones who first formed the ASU Arizona Solar Energy Society wer... Read More
Wednesday, 28 October 2015 21:48
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a new report shows AZ is not reaching it's potential, I wonder why? = The report said that California in 2014 attracted more cle... Read More
Wednesday, 11 November 2015 07:12
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Here is the greatest talk on Solar by Michael Crow. https://vimeo.com/29633150... Read More
Monday, 23 November 2015 08:09
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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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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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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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We're Number 1: The Only State Without An Energy Office

This past month Arizonans witnessed the dismantling of its Energy Office in what was described as a budget saving move.

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Question: Is there a role for government in the energy field? YES -First they can stop all the subsidies for Fossil fuels and Nu... Read More
Sunday, 13 September 2015 18:41
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An Energy Transition is Already Underway

Carbon targets aren't anything new. States and local governments have set targets for reducing carbon pollution going back more than a decade.

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Question: How do we shift the policy debate about the Clean Power Plan from focusing on short-term impacts to the long-term benefi... Read More
Sunday, 16 August 2015 16:35
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