The Arizona Republic
The advance of solar power as an economically viable source of energy is a global issue.
But if there is a ground zero for solar’s evolution toward becoming a real alternative to carbon-based energy sources, it is Arizona. This state, by definition, should lead the way.
The industry in Arizona is at a crisis point in its development, especially as it applies to residential rooftop solar installations.
Arizona Public Service Co. wants its residential customers with rooftop solar units, all of whom remain connected to its power grid, to pay more, largely to cover the utility’s costs for maintaining the grid.