It’s hard to keep solar down in the sun-loving state of Arizona — folks are happy with their bright spot in the sun and more homeowners than ever are harvesting that golden energy hitting their roofs. Surmounting some of the worse political challenges to residential solar, Arizona still stands tall among the top US states […]
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Economic theory says that once 15% of people adopt an innovation, it will quickly be accepted by 60% of people. 17% of Hawaiian homes have rooftop solar today. Does that mean explosive growth is right around the corner?
Solar power advocates scored two small but important victories last week in rulings by regulators in Arizona and New Mexico.
The Arizona utility Salt River Project wanted to charge a fee to customers who installed solar power on their rooftops since Dec. 9, a charge that could cost them $50 a month or more. This type of fee could discourage Arizona residents from getting their own solar power systems. It could also be described as […]
If solar power makes sense anywhere, it’s in always-sunny Arizona, where record numbers of homeowners are buying or leasing PV systems to offset their energy bills. Unfortunately, a new surcharge on solar panel owners amounting to about $50 a month, regardless of how much energy is fed back into the grid, basically offsets much of […]
One of the most-watched battles between solar power proponents and of conventional utilities played out in Arizona, where Arizona Public Service (APS) attempted to add a $50 monthly fee to customers with solar panels. Solar advocates won out, reducing the fee to just $5 a month and getting APS to promise to hold off on […]
American Solar and Roofing recently launched a partnership with Mosaic, the “peer-to-peer solar financing platform for solar power.” American Solar is based in Scottsdale, so Arizona residents can get help when they decide to go solar. “We love the peer-to-peer lending model for solar. Providing an easier way for people to save energy is a […]
What’s the first thing you think of when you hear someone say Arizona? Heat? Sunlight? Well, apparently some of Arizona’s leaders don’t want solar power, even though there is plenty of sunlight year round. If you live in the Phoenix area and want to take advantage of all the sunlight with solar power, the local […]
“Solar Man” is aiming to build education as the cornerstone of his new recreational venture, Solar Wonderland. Solar Wonderland is a “gigafactory” and much more. This gigafactory is for building lightweight carbon fiber solar panels as the Lotus product line expands. Students, children, and others will enjoy a hands-on educational experience in this Energy Amusement Park. […]
The Utah Public Service Commission said no to a monthly fee for rooftop solar on homes and other structures in Utah. The proposed fee was an idea put forth by Rocky Mountain Power. “This victory belongs to the tens thousands of rooftop solar owners, community councils, faith communities, businesses, and Utah citizens who stood up for the […]