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Solar neophytes join ACC as its new leaders

Tom Vogt and Thomas Forese have plenty of experience, but neither man appears to have any experience in dealing with energy issues.

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Arizona’s changes to net metering could derail the state’s rooftop solar market

While the Arizona Corporation Commission decided to grandfather current solar customers for 20 years from the interconnection days, new customers will only receive 10 years — which will hurt both solar lessees, loan-holders and potential cash deals.

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Solar receives transmission boost in the West

As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to cut carbon pollution and create clean energy jobs, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell approved two transmission lines to deliver energy across Southwest.

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44% of U.S. residential solar is owned by third parties

A report by the U.S. government finds that third party-owned solar represents more than half of distributed capacity in Arizona and Maryland.

Soltec America supplies 38 MW of trackers to Kayenta Solar Plant

Soltec will supply its SF Utility Single-Axis Tracker for the project in Kayenta Monument Valley, AZ, being developed by Isolux Corman Group.

Utility APS purchases another ACC

In a show of regulatory capture enabled by the ability of utilities to spend vast sums of money on the races for their regulators, all three candidates backed by the utility APS have been re-elected or won seats on the ACC.

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TEP issues RFP for solar, wind projects

The Arizona utility is looking to buy power from a 100 MW solar facility, which will increase TEP’s contracted utility-scale solar by 40%.

APS, pro-solar group together spend $6 million on Arizona Corporation Commission races

The competition to fund these races comes as Commissioner Tobin is found to be soliciting money for his side job.

From the editor: Big choices

Next Tuesday’s elections are a big deal for the solar industry – including key policy contests and races in Florida, Arizona and Nevada.

E.ON begins construction on 10 MW battery storage project in Arizona

The Iron Horse is the first energy storage project for E.ON North America, and accompanies a 2 MW PV system.

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