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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!

New Waves of Disruption

Last year I wrote a blog about “Waves of Disruption” [Feb 22, 2014] sweeping through the energy sector.

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Jim Stack
Tesla will announce their Home Battery storage system 4/30/2015. They are building their Giga Battery factory in Nevada and it pro... Read More
Wednesday, 22 April 2015 07:12
Jim Stack
Question: How will distributed generation evolve in the next decade? Solar firm's home battery systems target SRP fees, It's here... Read More
Thursday, 23 April 2015 15:20
Jim Stack
Nancy from ASU gets it. http://m.tucsonweekly.com/tucson/guest-opinion/Content?oid=4978962... Read More
Saturday, 25 April 2015 17:47
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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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Waves of Disruption

This winter, Citibank Research issued a report in which it concluded the utility industry is a dinosaur waiting to die.

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Jim Stack
The Utilities have to realize what customers are the ideal and best customer in their area. If they can do this and work with cust... Read More
Saturday, 01 March 2014 21:29
Jim Stack
Imagine Great Solar Policy, Imagine if the State of Arizona had visionary leaders and a Commission like California. They have ... Read More
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 16:34
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