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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.

SolarCity signs 300,000 customer, but profitability questions remain

The milestone, representing a major step forward for a company in the midst of its complicated acquisition by Tesla, highlights the challenges of public companies that depend on long-term planning.

42 States (and DC) try to screw with solar

The 50 States of Solar Policy Report by the NC Clean Energy Technology Center documents 117 separate actions that changed or attempted to change various policies affecting the solar industry

DOE invests $21 million to speed solar adoption

The money will go to 17 projects designed to reduce soft costs and maximize solar’s benefits for states.

From the editor: State policy matters

As the first in a new series of weekly editorials, pv magazine Americas Editor Christian Roselund highlights some of the current battles that are taking place at the state level.

Arizona’s draft value of solar order leaves much to be desired

While the new policy would grandfather existing users and apply only to exports, re-assessments of the value would be made every five years, and advocates have questions about the valuation methodology.

APS surpasses 1 GW of installed solar, joins Energy Imbalance Market

The capacity announcement follows shortly on the utility’s joining a regional wholesale market. APS’ portfolio is evenly split between rooftop and utility-scale PV.

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