Citing an overwhelming number of applications for its solar photovoltaic (PV) rebate program in Arizona, Tucson Electric Power (TEP) in July filed a request with state regulators to reduce the per-watt amount on offer. On August 25, the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) approved the request, making the rebate reduction effective retroactively from August 11.
When the bidding was all said and done, it was REC Solar that was left standing as the winner of the opportunity to design and install the largest carport-mounted photovoltaic (PV) solar electric system in the United States. The San Luis Obispo, California-based solar installer announced the news yesterday and is almost ready to begin the project. The system will stretch across seven separate carports at a Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs facility in Tucson, Arizona.
Arizona homeowners take note: If you're a customer of Tucson Electric Power (TEP) and are thinking about taking advantage of the utility's SunShare solar rebates, now is the time to act.
Last week, Tucson Electric Power announced that it signed and submitted for review ten purchasing agreements (PPAs). If approved by the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC), the PPAs will together total 160 megawatts (MW) of solar energy generating capacity.
Non-profit organizations across Arizona are set to receive a boost from the state government, which is continuing to demonstrate strong leadership when it comes to renewable energy.