Top 10 moments in Arizona solar policy in the past decade

Rose Law Group’s co-founder, Court Rich, takes a look back at the highlights of what was a wild and contentious decade for solar policy in Arizona. Court and his department at Rose Law Group have been fortunate enough to have played a significant role in each item on this top-ten list. 2010 The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) ruled in favor of SolarCity, clarifying …

ACC votes to support solar development in Arizona

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents solar developers that prevailed on this issue AZBigMedia Today, the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) voted to reject a request from the state’s investor-owned utilities to set two-year contract terms for renewable energy projects under the federal Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA). Instead, commissioners voted unanimously to set contract terms at 18 years, providing renewable energy developers …

Disruptor of the Year: Sunrun

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Sunrun The solar and storage developer has been pioneering new business models to increase aggregation of distributed resources. By Iulia Gheorghiu | Utility Drive 2019 has been a huge year of firsts for the distributed resource industry: It saw the first aggregated solar and storage systems to win a bid in the wholesale market (in …

Metro Phoenix 6th in national study of solar penetration; ‘amazing’ given existing roadblocks, says Court Rich, co-founder, and director of Renewable Energy

By Orion Rummler | Axios Five cities in California have the nation’s highest density of homes with solar panels, while Detroit has the lowest, according to new analysis that uses AI to track solar deployment via high-resolution aerial imagery. What they did: Cape Analytics analyzed visual data on tens of millions of homes in major metro areas nationwide by working …

[OPINION] How to keep the lights on in wildfire season — go solar; but not only during fire season, says Rose Law Group Co-Founder Court Rich

By Susannah Churchill  | San Francisco Chronicle Forced power outages are not the right long-term solution for people who rely on powered medical devices, critical facilities like fire stations and hospitals, and our everyday connected lives. This week’s “public safety power shut-offs” for 800,000 California customers are a stark reminder of the new normal we cannot allow ourselves to quietly accept. Instead, …

Unprecedented power outages begin in California as winds bring critical fire danger; rooftop solar demand spike likely, says Rose Law Group co-founder Court Rich

By Joseph Serna, Jaclyn Cosgrove, Patrick McGreevy | Los Angeles Times In an unprecedented move, Pacific Gas & Electric early Wednesday began shutting off power to about 800,000 customers across Northern California in an attempt to avoid wildfires caused by winds damaging power equipment. The first power cutoffs, expected to affect 513,000 customers, began shortly after midnight in several counties around Sacramento, …

Solar competition fight heats up at ACC; utilities stalling renewable energy projects

Rose Law Group Reporter Staff The fate of utility-scale solar energy competition in Arizona will be left to an administrative law judge after three days of hearings held by the Arizona Corporation Commission. The hearings also raised concerns that the Arizona Public Service and Tucson Electric Power utilities are not moving forward with new rural solar and renewable energy projects …

Timeline set for construction of huge Pinal County solar farm

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Saint Holdings It is the latest project in Arizona for the energy provider By Hayley Ringle | Phoenix Business Journal The planned 100-megawatt solar project in Coolidge — believed to be the largest solar farm in Pinal County — is expected to be operational by the end of 2020. A subsidiary of Juno, Florida-based NextEra Energy Inc. …

Pinal County solar project picks up tech, retail, mining and government customers

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Saint Holdings By Hayley Ringle | Phoenix Business Journal A 100-megawatt planned solar project in Coolidge will steer renewable energy to several large tech, retail, mining and government customers through Salt River Project’s Sustainable Energy Offering program. Participating businesses include Albertsons Cos. Inc., the cities of Chandler, Mesa and Phoenix, CMC Steel Arizona, CyrusOne (Nasdaq: CONE), Digital Realty …