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Isolux builds first utility scale Navajo solar project

Isolux Corsan is installing the first utility scale PV plant on the Navajo Reservation at Kayenta, AZ, a 38 MW-DC plant worth over $50 million.

APS settles rate-case dispute with solar industry

The compromise between the state’s largest utility and the solar industry guarantees Arizona’s current solar customers will be grandfathered at full retail net-metering rates for 20 years from the date of interconnection.

Arizona county solicits 1.5 GW in solar

Thanks to efforts by a local congressman that sets aside 8,800 acres for economic expansion, La Paz County has issued a request-for-proposal (RFP) that would bring 1.5 GW of solar farms to the county.

SEIA seeks Midwest expansion

The national solar association is setting up a committee to focus on solar expansion in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin in a move designed to refocus the association on state-level policy battles, which are where most observers believe the future of solar will now be decided.

Amtech quarterly results show growth in orders and revenues

The equipment maker’s results for Q1 fiscal 2017 show a dip in revenue but growth in orders for solar equipment compared to the previous quarter.

TEP tacks on a special solar fee in new rate plan

Tucson Electric Power is the first Arizona utility to finalize a rate plan since the Arizona Corporation Commission all but ended net-metering in the state for new customers – and they are taking advantage of it.

Guest Column: The Maryland override victory was great – now what’s next?

Standard Solar’s Tony Clifford says yesterday’s veto override of Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of the Clean Energy Jobs Act was a great (though not entirely unexpected) start to growing the state’s solar industry, it can’t be the end game. In this essay, he discusses what he thinks the next Maryland solar industry goal should be.


APS unveils its largest utility-scale solar plant

The 40-MW Red Rock Solar Plant, developed, owned and operated by Arizona Public Service will supply power to Arizona State University and PayPal.


ACC fixes net-metering grandfathering clause

Exactly three weeks after significantly altering net-metering in ways that could stunt future solar growth in the state, the Arizona Corporation Commission voted 4-1 to amend the way it will grandfather current solar customers under the new rules to remove a two- to three-week penalty the ruling accidentally imposed.


Sunnova broadens its zero-down loan reach

The EZ Own Loan program is designed to capitalize on the increasing desire of residential solar customers to own their systems without worrying about the trouble of maintaining them.

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