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September Rewind

October 6, 2013

The September Rewind


The Arizona Solar Center Facebook Page was busy in September.  The month ended with a flurry as the ACC issued its Staff Recommendations on the APS Net Metering Proposal.  See some of the other news you may have missed in our September Rewind presented below.


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Governor Issues Solar Month Proclamation

Governor Jan Brewer issued a Proclamation September 23 declaring October as Solar and Renewable Energy Month in recognition of the American Solar Energy Society's annual National Solar Tour and Arizona tours. 



The Battle for a Solar Arizona

The Tucson Weekly writer D.A. Barber pens a column about the war on solar incentives that is raging in parts of the U.S.  Barber writes about efforts aimed at changing the way decentralized, "distributed generation" is valued -- and the fact Arizona is in the crosshairs..  Read more



Six Myths About Renewable Energy

The country has been debating renewable energy for decades. Yet many of the things we think we know about renewable energy go back to the earliest arguments. Many of the debating points are based on outdated facts and assumptions that don't hold up anymore. So, the Wall Street Journal set out to look at a few persistent myths or beliefs held by both supporters and critics of renewable energy.  Read more



How Solar Lit the Way for Us to Survive the Recession  

Anita Verma-Lallian describes how her family's Phoenix-based land development business invested in solar energy during the Great Recession, while other companies lost their way and went out of business..






Jim Arwood
Arizona Solar Energy Center


September Blogs


The Arizona Solar Center now has a blog and welcomes dialogue around posted topics. Your expertise and perspective are highly valued -- so if you haven't logged in and contributed, please do so.





Arizona Solar Center
October Happenings:



 Arizona Solar Tours:
Flagstaff, October 12
Solar Lecture, Oct 17
Phoenix, Oct 26-27


The mission of the Arizona Solar Center is to enhance the utilization of renewable energy, educate Arizona's residents on solar technology developments, support commerce and industry in the development of solar and other sustainable technologies and coordinate these efforts throughout the state of Arizona. 



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