19 Aug '11, 5pm

Arizona solar markets potentially losing focus on residential and commercial solar projects

Arizona solar markets potentially losing focus on residential and commercial solar projects

Arizona Corporation Commission has set an aggressive goal of generating 15% of the state’s electricity from renewable sources, including solar power, by 2025. While on the surface TEP appears to be meeting its goals under the mandate, the fear is that this is being achieved at the cost of commercial solar. Recently, government-affairs representative for the Tucson Green Chamber of Commerce and the Tucson-based solar installation firm Technicians for Sustainability Lon Huber said TEP’s plan would provide only “anemic” support for the future development of commercial solar power. In addition, Abco/Westcap Solar President Charlie O’Dowd said, “When they’re trying to fulfill their mandate, it doesn’t seem to me it’s in the interest of the whole spirit of it to put the kibosh on commercial (development).”

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/08/19/arizona-solar-markets...

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