APS Proposes To Put Free Solar On 3,000 Homes Next Year
Less than a year after the contentious net-metering debate, Arizona Public Service Co. and the solar industry are at odds once again.
The controversy this time stems from APS’s proposal this summer to put rooftop solar panels on 3,000 homes, and do so at no cost to the homeowner.
Under the proposal, APS would rent a customer’s roof and pay for the the installation and upkeep of a 6 megawatt-solar panel system, on average, for 20 years. In return, the customer gets a $30 credit toward their monthly electricity bill. The panels are removed at the end of the contract, or earlier if the home sells at the request of the new owner.