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AriSEIA's News You Can Use
March 25, 2021
There has never been a more exciting time for solar + energy storage in Arizona! We're so thankful for our active members and board. Please continue to spread the word about AriSEIA!
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Solar+Storage Updates
Celebrating Women in Solar
We're celebrating the incredible women of solar, both earlier this week for International Women's Day and all month long for Women's History Month! Women represented only 26% of the solar workforce in 2019, and we want to see this number grow. We encourage you to join us this month and make a commitment to fostering diversity in the solar+storage industry. Click here to read more about how SEIA is providing resources that can help companies welcome more women and other underrepresented groups to our workforce and ensure they have opportunities to advance and succeed.

Sunrise brief: Solar shone, more energy storage could have helped ERCOT during storm, report says
A new white paper said that natural gas-fueled generation had the highest outage rate of all generation types during the mid-February winter storm that crippled much of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) grid. Read more.
Notable Dates:
  • March 30 - ACC Summer Preparedness 2021 Workshop (Info Here)

Local and National Updates
Los Angeles now has a road map for 100% renewable energy
Los Angeles is one of the last places in California still burning coal for electricity — and if all goes according to plan, it could become one of the country’s first major cities to nearly eliminate fossil fuels from its power supply.

How extending the solar ITC can foster an equitable energy transition
In order for former fossil fuel workers to transition to renewable employment, there have to be jobs for them. Extending the ITC would create consistent solar demand and jobs, says SunPower’s Suzanne Leta.

Arizona among top states for new solar installations in 2020
Arizona continues to be one of the top states for solar installations, moving up a spot in 2020 in the latest U.S. Solar Market Insight yearly report.

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