The Arizona Solar Energy Association (ASEA), State Chapter of the American Solar Energy Society ASES), will be holding meetings in a follow-up to the-long awaited updated ASES‚ Chapters handbook and directives.
ASES evolution, in response to some problematic economic and operational conditions, has resulted in a hearty and robust context for the present and the future. ASEA is now responding with an appropriate updating, through local and statewide discussion.
Interim Chair, Andy Gerl, a past ASEA Chair and Board member, is making arrangements for Arizona solar advocates and supporters, members and non-members, to receive both an update re: ASES adaptation and changes, and to discuss solar in Arizona and the “reboot" of the ASEA context, goals and objectives, within the context of varied renewable energy groups within the State, such as AriSEIA (the solar trade association); various sustainability groups; Green Building organizations; the recently formed solar hot water businesses non-profit entity; research and development at the universities; and others.
For more information about the ASEA Reboot discussions, contact Andy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 602-799-5942
This year the American Solar Energy Society is excited to partner with Solar United Neighbors in organizing the 2018 National Solar Tour. A national organization representing the needs and interests of solar owners and supporters, Solar United Neighbors helps people go solar, join together, and fight for their energy rights. Together, ASES and Solar United Neighbors are working to organize the largest national solar tour in history.
There is one remaining open house on the schedule in Arizona: 304 W Coolidge St Phoenix AZ 85013 Saturday, October 20 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM.
Please RSVP so we know you are coming! http://bit.ly/solaropenhouse-74
Proposition 127 Constitutional Amendment
Arizona 2018 General Election November 6, 2018
“Clean Energy for a Healthy Arizona Amendment.”
A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT AMENDING ARTICLE XV OF THE CONSTITUTION OF ARIZONA TO REQUIRE ELECTRICITY PROVIDERS TO GENERATE AT LEAST 50% OF THEIR ANNUAL SALES OF ELECTRICITY FROM RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES
There is a lot to this important Proposition and it will have an important affect on solar in Arizona. Television in Arizona seems to have continuous ads against and for this proposition. Study the issues and vote in November.
Basically the Proposition will place an annual energy requirement on the Arizona utilities:
1. EACH AFFECTED UTILITY SHALL BE REQUIRED TO SATISFY AN ANNUAL RENEWABLE ENERGY REQUIREMENT BY OBTAINING RENEWABLE ENERGY CREDITS FROM ELIGIBLE RENEWABLE ENERGY RESOURCES.
2. AN AFFECTED UTILITY’S ANNUAL RENEWABLE ENERGY REQUIREMENT SHALL BE CALCULATED EACH CALENDAR YEAR BY APPLYING THE FOLLOWING APPLICABLE ANNUAL PERCENTAGE TO THE RETAIL KWH SOLD BY THE AFFECTED UTILITY DURING THAT CALENDAR YEAR:
(A) IN 2020 NOT LESS THAN 12%
(B) IN 2021 NOT LESS THAN 14%
(C) IN 2022 NOT LESS THAN 16%
(D) IN 2023 NOT LESS THAN 20%
(E) IN 2024 NOT LESS THAN 24%
(F) IN 2025 NOT LESS THAN 28%
(G) IN 2026 NOT LESS THAN32%
(H) IN 2027 NOT LESS THAN36%
(I) IN 2028 NOT LESS THAN 40%
(J) IN 2029 NOT LESS THAN 45%
(K) 2030 AND EACH YEAR THEREAFTER NOT LESS THAN 50%
The Proposition and For/Against statements are on the Secretary of State website at:https://azsos.gov/sites/default/files/2018_Publicity_Pamphlet_Final.pdf