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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!

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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Rooftop Solar Users: M-m-m-my Generation

Salt River Project management has proposed dramatic changes to its residential electricity rates that carry significant impacts for its more than 12,000 rooftop solar customers.

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Peter Schumann
Frankly, I think this is outrageous! In a state where there is abundance of sun energy SRP wants to throttle back this development... Read More
Sunday, 18 January 2015 08:03
Jim Stack
The Who, good title and song about this Self Generation issue as SRP calls the people who help the G-G-GRID written by Peter Town... Read More
Monday, 19 January 2015 08:17
Pat
Jim, We became residents of AZ in 2012, having moved from beautiful Colorado. We are now doubting this decision when something l... Read More
Monday, 19 January 2015 11:30
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The Clean Energy Story of 2014: There is No Planet B

The biggest clean energy story in 2014 may well be our Story of the Year again come next December: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan.

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Russell Lowes
Hi Jim, You write, "The bottom line is clear for all to see -- natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency are the answer to ho... Read More
Sunday, 04 January 2015 11:05
Jim Stack
also agree with Russ. The US hit peak NG in 2004 and was importing and building platforms to get compressed NG from other countrie... Read More
Saturday, 17 January 2015 11:20
Cassey
I don't agree natural gas would be considered as a clean energy while we have many alternative resources that could help reduce gr... Read More
Sunday, 08 March 2015 23:58
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The Year In Review - 2014

Some of the biggest issues facing society in the new year will involve finding solutions to our energy and climate problems, and how the growing tension over power production plays out. As the calendar turns to 2015, the Arizona Solar Center takes a look back at some of the major solar stories that made headlines in 2014.

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Partial Eclipse of the Sun: The Good Solar vs Bad Solar Conflict

Earthwise, Solar Choice and Solar Partners are just some of the marketing catchphrases and program names that have characterized utility solar programs in Arizona since 1997.

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