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AriSEIA's News You Can Use
September 10, 2020
AriSEIA Updates
Next Week: Arizona Corporation Commission Candidate Series
Join AriSEIA for the opportunity to hear directly from Arizona Corporation Commission candidates! In this virtual multi-week series, you will have the opportunity to gain a better understanding of candidates’ views on solar and renewable energy in our state. This series is open to AriSEIA members as well as the public! Our first candidate in the series is Anna Tovar on September 15, 2020 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Click here to learn more. Our second candidate in the series is former Commissioner Bill Mundell on September 18, 2020 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Click here to learn more.
APS General Rate Case:
AriSEIA is still looking for members to join our APS General Rate Case Steering Committee! If you're interested, please contact Court Rich with any questions.

AriSEIA Member Toolkit:
If you are an AriSEIA member and have not received the Member Toolkit, please contact Stacey to request the link. The toolkit contains assets you can use to promote your involvement in the organization, share the work we're doing, invite others to join, and more. The toolkit also includes important links and information for members, like details on dues and our referral plan. Thanks for helping us advance solar + energy storage in sunny Arizona!
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Solar Industry Updates
Solar + Storage Industry Growth Updates
Despite an industry-wide slowdown due to COVID-19, the U.S. energy storage industry saw record-breaking deployments during Q2 2020, with 168 MW of energy storage deployed. Additionally, a new report showed photovoltaics were the leading technology installed globally for new power generation, representing 45% of the capacity added in 2019. 

SEIA Codes & Standards Symposium:
The upcoming SEIA Codes & Standards Symposium will provide guidance to solar firms to help them successfully navigate codes, evaluate opportunities for market growth, and gain an advantage in marketing products and services to customers. Learn more here
Notable Dates:
  • September 15 - Arizona Corporation Commission Candidate Series Discussion with Anna Tovar (Learn More & RSVP)

  • September 18 - Arizona Corporation Commission Candidate Series Discussion with Bill Mundell (Learn More & RSVP)

  • September 22 & 23 - ACC Open Meeting

  • September 23 & 24 - SEIA Codes & Standards Symposium 

  • September 25 - ACC Telephonic Public Comment on APS Rate Case (Learn More)

  • September 30 - ACC Telephonic Public Comment on APS Rate Case (Learn More)

Local and National Updates
AriSEIA in the News: Tucson Electric disputes charges it is unfairly limiting rooftop solar installs
Tucson Electric Power says it’s following new state rules on interconnecting rooftop solar systems with its power grid, despite complaints that TEP is improperly rejecting many customers who have applied to install solar.
US energy storage posts second-largest quarter, with more growth expected as COVID-19 recedes
The U.S. saw 168 MW/288 MWh of energy storage deployed in Q2 2020, the industry's second-largest deployment behind Q4 2019, according to a joint report by Wood Mackenzie and the U.S. Energy Storage Association.
Solar Power Prices Sink In The Age Of COVID
Solar module prices in the US and around the world are plummeting. In Q1 2020, module prices averaged 0.21 US dollars per watt, in comparison to 0.63 US dollars per watt in Q1 2016. Solar system pricing has fallen in all markets, including residential, non-residential, and utility.
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  • If you are interested in volunteering on the policy committee, please contact the co-chairs: Robert Neifert and/or Court Rich
Become an AriSEIA Member or Renew Today!
Now is the perfect time to renew or become an AriSEIA member! AriSEIA membership comes with various benefits, including access to industry resources and events, visibility and promotion for your organization, opportunities to participate in innovative policy efforts, and so much more.

If you are already a member and want to renew, click here. If you are not yet a member, click here to learn more about our membership levels and how you can join us in advancing solar and storage in sunny Arizona! To become a member, join online or contact us.

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