Category: Solar News

Solar Electricity Hits Grid Parity

By Neal  on 12/26/2013 13:35 UTC

Solar electricity hits grid parity with coal in 2013 Not surprising to many of us who are following solar PV costs and efficiency improvements. As forecasted by Bloomberg Energy Finance the price of Solar PV cell cost would reach $0.74 per watt in 2013. In reality the cost came down to $0.64 per watt during [...]read more...

As per Annual Energy Outlook 2013, published by U.S. Energy Information Administration, the cost of electricity over the next 27 years is projected to grow by 5% every year. The same study also projects that the demand of electricity should only grow by 0.9% annually. The question here is why the cost of electricity [...]read more...

Greatest Solar Savings

By Neal  on 12/03/2013 21:27 UTC

Greatest Solar Savings are Here to Stay Economics 101 - Consumers and businesses are seeing some of the greatest solar savings being passed on to them, due largely to the benefits provided by free markets and global competition. Despite the constant pressure and negative media coverage by self centered groups, the solar energy industry in [...]read more...

Solar Electric Storage Systems

By Neal  on 10/09/2013 15:46 UTC

New developments in Solar Electric Storage Systems should help solar residential installers, solar panel makers and inverter manufacturers, like Solar Topps, SunPower and Power One. Innovations in battery, fuel cell and inverter technology should further help the penetration of Solar Electric System in commercial solar markets. This may accelerate solar adoption and put more pressure on the utility companies . There [...]read more...

(Scottsdale, AZ) The staff at Arizona Corporation Commission has issued a memo advising Commissioners to reject both of APS' proposals to kill competition by taxing solar savings. According to their report: "Staff recommends that the Commission not approve either of the NM cost-shift solutions proffered by APS in the instant application for the reasons discussed above. Instead, Staff recommends [...]read more...

Arizona Public Service Co. is proposing charging customers who install rooftop solar panels $50 to $100 or more a month to cover the cost of maintaining the power grid. The request will be filed with the Arizona Corporation Commission on Friday and will kick off a months-long period of review by regulators, who will ultimately [...]read more...

Residential solar incentives have been constantly changing throughout the year and as solar installations are booming across Arizona, one thing has been a constant … the ever-changing solar incentives. Unisource Solar Incentives Drop Off Yet Again Unisource customers have seen their solar incentives decrease by 50 percent since January due to the tremendous popularity of solar, [...]read more...

Solar Topps Achieves SunPower Elite Dealer Status Arizona’s leading residential and commercial solar intallations company, Solar Topps, is proud to announce recogition by SunPower as their Elite Dealer. Solar Topps was also recognized as the " SunPower 2012 Regional Top Producer of the Year for Residential" SunPower Elite Dealer Guidelines SunPower carefully selects only the solar dealers who [...]read more...

Professional Sports Making Move To Solar Solar power has received its call up to the big leagues. With the issue of energy efficiency and reducing long-term energy costs, a major focus of sports organizations all over the spectrum, more and more pro teams are making the move to solar power. Swinging for the fences in Kansas City The [...]read more...

Commercial Solar Power Update

By Neal  on 04/12/2012 09:18 UTC

Even though solar incentives have declined tremendously and momentum has shifted towards a utility scale model, commercial solar is still going strong in Arizona. There are still a variety of utility incentives available, as well federal and state tax incentives, depreciation and more. Leases and Solar Power Purchase Agreements (PPA’s) are made available to [...]read more...