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AriSEIA's News You Can Use
April 23, 2020
AriSEIA Updates
Dear AriSEIA Members,

Uncertainty is a word we're all familiar with in our current times. As a trade association, we represent our members' interests at all levels of government. As our parent organization SEIA continues to fight for efforts at the national level, we need to remember this is a united effort. 

In honor of Earth Day, SEIA requested that we continue to urge Congress to take swift action to stem the devastating impacts of COVID-19 and to support the recovery and growth of the solar industry while advancing the critical principles of Earth Day. Though Earth Day has officially come and gone, the need to advance the message still remains. Please tell your member of Congress that we must #SaveSolarJobs from COVID-19 in order to protect the economy and our 250,000 American solar workers, while continuing the fight against climate change. Here's the April SEIA COVID Fact Sheet for more information. 

At your service,

Nicole LaSlavic
Executive Director
Guidance for Solar Installers, EPCs and O&M Service Providers on Managing Through the COVID-19 Pandemic

The rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic impacts private businesses in a variety of ways. Solar companies in particular will face unique challenges. Within this fact sheet you will find guidance and links to additional resources, some of which are written specifically for the solar industry, while others are more general. 

To see the guide,  click here .
Keep Sharing Your Stories About How COVID-19 Is Affecting You/Your Business

Please continue to send updates on how the pandemic is affecting your Arizona businesses to AriSEIA President Brandon Cheshire and continue to follow us on Facebook , Twitter and LinkedIn for additional news and updates. We hope all of our members and their families are staying safe and healthy.
AriSEIA Updates
AriSEIA Webinars/Virtual Meetings:
Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to fill out our survey! As we are currently planning to move forward with webinars and virtual meetings to stay connected, please take a minute and fill out the survey so we can best serve you.

Interconnection Rules Virtual Discussion:
Join AriSEIA on Friday, May 8th at 2:00 PM (AZ time) for a virtual discussion on the interconnection rules and the most up-to-date information.

The discussion will be led by AriSEIA board member and attorney, Court Rich.

Please click HERE to RSVP for this event, and please feel free to invite others and share.

ICYMI: On April 8, Commissioner Olson submitted a letter into Docket E-01345A-16-0272 requesting that ACC Staff verify utilities are following the previous decision to offer QF's contracts with "business terms that are reasonably similar to other PPA's the utilities have entered into previously." You can read the letter HERE .

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 Brandon Cheshire with any questions.
Notable Dates:
  • May 5 & 6 - ACC Open Meeting

  • May 7 - ACC Summer Preparedness Workshop 2020 - Info

  • May 8 - AriSEIA Virtual Interconnection Rules Discussion - RSVP
Local and National Updates
This Solar Panel Just Set a World Record for Efficiency
A new kind of solar technology has set a world record for the most efficient generation of energy by a solar cell. By stacking six different photoactive layers, the record-setting multi-junction cell has reached nearly 50 percent efficiency in the lab and nearly 40 percent in β€œsingle sun” real-life conditions.

Solar Energy: Still Growing, But Not Everyone's A Winner
Before COVID-19, renewable energy was a bona fide, red-hot global investment theme. Then came the crash in oil prices, now in the high teens per barrel for North American benchmarks and falling fast.

Guest column: Supporting the solar industry will help economy recover from COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us the massive unforeseeable impact that unknown viruses can have on national and global supply chains. Economies around the world are at a standstill as several billion people have been told to physically distance in an attempt flatten the curve, the effects of which we do not yet fully comprehend.

Other Things We're Reading
AriSEIA's News You Can Use Published Every Other Thursday 
  • If you have news or announcements you think should be included in the newsletter (space permitting), please send by email to: Stacey Champion.
  • 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 .

Send your AriSEIA Membership check to:

3111 N. Central Ave., Suite A-105
Phoenix, AZ 85012

or for your convenience:
AriSEIA's Referral Plan - Save On Your Annual Dues!

We are offering members a 10% discount for each company or organization you bring to AriSEIA. Here's how it works:

  1. Talk to your solar or related company, such as your suppliers, professional services, or associate industry companies, etc.
  2. Email Executive Director Nicole LaSlavic.
  3. We will do the rest and send you your discounted invoice for the following year, along with our sincere thank you!

Bring in a new member and receive a 10% credit for each new member (up to 3) towards your annual AriSEIA Membership Dues! You can SAVE ON YOUR DUES while you help AriSEIA help you!
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