Managing Editor- Phoenix Business Journal
Environment Arizona this week expelled a news that found Arizona is No. 1 when it comes to a volume of solar appetite commissioned formed on population.
All that could change though. It depends on where a Arizona Corporation Commission takes a contention on net metering.
The investigate was flattering minute in what it had to contend about a success of solar in states. For instance, 11 of a 12 in a tip organisation had net metering policies, and a same series had a renewable appetite standard.
Arizona has both. Its net metering customary requires utilities to compensate solar owners who supply additional appetite era from those systems to a ubiquitous appetite grid. It also requires utilities to get 15 percent of a appetite from renewable resources by 2025.
The state is singular in that it has a third member that creates it profitable for rooftop solar with 30 percent of a application mandate for renewable appetite meant to come from rooftop systems. It was a pierce designed by a ACC to widespread solar around and not only give it to a utilities.
Bret Fanshaw, state disciple for Environment Arizona, pronounced a investigate was underway before a state began looking during a net metering policies. The solar attention and a utilities have a slight feud — if we call dueling open family campaigns slight — about what, if any, changes need to done to a net metering policy. http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/news/2013/07/11/aps-to-bring-two-net-metering-plans-to.html?page=all
Fanshaw pronounced while Arizona has a renewable appetite standard, it has been a bit too easy to grasp for utilities. Changing a net metering process isn’t a right step to move some-more solar online either.
Patrick O’Grady is handling editor of a Phoenix Business Journal.