Tucson Electric mimics APS with rooftop move

By David Wichner | Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star reports Tucson Electric Power Co.’s next big solar-energy farm may be spread over hundreds of rooftops across the Old Pueblo. In a move that rankles some in the solar-energy industry, TEP has asked the Arizona Corporation Commission to approve a new program to install company-owned photovoltaic systems on residential customers’ roofs, …

APS advocacy could alter dynamics of Corporation Commission races

By: Luige del Puerto | Arizona Capitol Times Arizona’s largest electric provider sits on the precipice of shedding its longstanding practice of neutrality in electing the regulators who set its rates and decide its profitability. And if Arizona Public Service embraces a more aggressive role as an election advocate, it would fundamentally alter the dynamics of what’s typically a low-key …

Hundreds rally at State Capitol against solar property tax – Rose Law Group partner, Court Rich and the Honorable Barry Goldwater Jr. speak to media [VIDEO]

By Hayley Ringle | Phoenix Business Journal More than 200 people with “Rooftop solar is right” signs and “Don’t tax the sun” shirts rallied Wednesday morning at the Arizona Capitol against a solar property tax the Arizona Department of Revenue will assess next year on leased and financed systems. The rallying group, which included solar installers from SunRun Inc., SolarCity …

Arizona solar industry calls for end to rooftop panel taxes

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services/East Valley Tribune Calling it unfair — and fearing loss of business — the state’s solar industry called on Gov. Jan Brewer on Wednesday to overrule a decision by her Department of Revenue that the rooftop panels they lease are taxable. Barry Goldwater Jr., chairman of the industry sponsored Tell Utilities Solar won’t be …

‘Washington Times’ examines Arizona’s APS v solar industry battle, Court Rich, co-chair of Rose Law Group’s Renewable Energy Department is quoted

Court Rich, co-chair Rose Law Group Renewable Energy Department, Jason Rose, spokesman for TUSK, explain net metering dispute The current fight over solar power in Arizona is taking on epic proportions as attack ads pop up, accusations fly, and unlikely alliances form. The outcome of the battle between Arizona Public Service Co. (APS), the state’s largest electric utility, and the …