13 Oct '15, 11am

Innovative Arizona Utility Program Rents Your Roof For Solar Power

By Stephen Edelstein 87 views Oct 13, 2015 Photovoltaic solar panels on roof of Honda Smart Home at UC-Davis, California Enlarge Photo The proliferation of home solar power systems has some utilities worried about potential damage to their business models. And charging an electric car with renewable energy from solar panels remains the low-carbon ideal for many green-car buyers. Now, a new initiative in Arizona shows that it's possible for utilities and individual home solar users to coexist peacefully--and profitably. DON'T MISS: As Solar Power Spreads, Diverse Users Fight Utility Attempts To Penalize It Under the program, Tucson Electric Power (TEP) is attempting to get a foothold in the solar market by renting customers' roofs for solar-panel installation. First proposed in August 2014, the program fixes the utility bills of participants at their current level for the n...

Full article: http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1100433_innovative-ar...

Tweets

Attractive PPA prices will keep U.S. utility-scale #solar power strong

Attractive PPA prices will keep U.S. utility-sc...

solarindustrymag.com 14 Oct '15, 11am

Reports of the death of utility-scale solar in the U.S. have been greatly exaggerated. A new report from Lawrence Berkeley...

October 18: Over the years of talking with people around the country, there are a few voices that still echo in...

October 18: Over the years of talking with peop...

azsolarcenter.org 18 Oct '15, 4am

Two years ago the Arizona Solar Center asked me to write this blog as a way to give a voice to people that didn't have a v...

Canadian Solar building 47MW power plant in Japan

pv-tech.org 12 Oct '15, 4pm

Canadian Solar is to build the largest PV power plant in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. Image: Canadian Solar PV super league...

Neo Solar Power produces 21.1% efficient mono-P...

pv-magazine.com 12 Oct '15, 9pm

Neo Solar Power produces 21.1% efficient mono-PERC solar cell 12. October 2015 | Top News , Products | By: Christian Rosel...

Power Rankings: Open

pgatour.com 12 Oct '15, 8pm

How apropos that as the leaves change with autumn, the PGA TOUR is also turning over a new season. For the third consecuti...

How solar power can make affordable housing mor...

grist.org 14 Oct '15, 8pm

When you think of residential solar power, you might envision an upscale home in Marin County, or a compound in rural Idah...

Green Roofs for Greener Ships - gets my vote

greenrooftechnology.com 13 Oct '15, 11am

Over the past five years, Green Roof Technology has had a huge hand in designing lawns on several cruise ships. Cruises in...

How Georgia Power’s Solar Service Could Foster a New Utility Business Model

How Georgia Power’s Solar Service Could Foster ...

greentechmedia.com 09 Oct '15, 12pm

For rooftop solar installers, finding customers is time-consuming and costly. For potential customers, the economics of go...

Hawaii Regulators Shutdown HECO’s Net Metering Program

Hawaii Regulators Shutdown HECO’s Net Metering ...

greentechmedia.com 14 Oct '15, 3pm

The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission has filed a ruling to close Hawaiian Electric Companies’ net metering program to ne...

Upto 50% rebate on home wireless thermostats. #smarthome

Upto 50% rebate on home wireless thermostats. #...

greenbuildingadvisor.com 14 Oct '15, 12pm

A group of Illinois gas and electric utilities and the Environmental Law and Policy Center said that they would help pay f...

Large-scale U.S. solar could get ugly, at least...

greenbiz.com 13 Oct '15, 7am

The United States is blessed with a vast reservoir of open spaces, but we are also burdened by an ideological and aestheti...

Power Rankings: Open 5. Thomas 4. Koepka 3. McI...

pgatour.com 12 Oct '15, 8pm

How apropos that as the leaves change with autumn, the PGA TOUR is also turning over a new season. For the third consecuti...

Solar and wind were 54.9% of new US power gener...

rechargenews.com 14 Oct '15, 6pm

Solar and wind were 54.9% of new US electric power generation capacity in the first eight months of this year and 100% in ...