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AriSEIA's News You Can Use
December 12, 2019
AriSEIA Updates
 Happy Holiday Season from AriSEIA!
Wishing everyone a happy holiday season from the entire AriSEIA team! Please note that this will be our final newsletter of 2019. Keep an eye out in the new year for our next round of updates. Thanks for tuning in and for helping us support solar in sunny Arizona.
AriSEIA Action Updates
PURPA Updates: 
Great news! This week, the ACC voted to extend PURPA solar contract terms to 18 years. This is a huge win for independent solar producers looking to add more solar to Arizona’s grid under PURPA. Thank you to all who contacted Commissioners and showed up to voice your support for sensible clean energy policy this week! Click here to learn more.

SRP Battery Updates and Board Elections:
Earlier this month, SRP announced plans to boost their solar power battery storage by 340 megawatts. If you missed it, be sure to click here to hear AriSEIA President Brandon Cheshire discuss what this means for Arizona energy on KJZZ’s The Show. Additionally, SRP will hold Board Elections on April 7, 2020. Click here to fill out an electronic form to request a ballot. Click here for more SRP election information.

APS General Rate Case:
AriSEIA is currently forming a steering committee for the APS General Rate Case intervention, and we are looking for companies and interested parties to participate. Please call or email AriSEIA President Brandon Cheshire with any questions. 

A Message from AriSEIA: 
We'd like to thank everyone for an impactful and exciting year, and celebrate some of our proudest accomplishments. A few of the many wins for solar policy in Arizona this year include the encouraging PURPA decision noted above, the great and long-awaited victory for interconnection rules , and the successful waiving of property taxes in counties and cities through HB 2493 to help make solar stronger in our sunny state. We will be updating members on our 2020 policy priorities in the coming year, so please stay tuned!
Notable Dates:
  • Dec. 19th (canceled, will be rescheduled) - ACC Special Open Meeting (Possible Modification to the Rules on Retail Electric Competition) - CANCELED. To be rescheduled. Click here to learn more.
  • Jan. 14th-15th - ACC Open Meeting. Click here to learn more.
  • Jan. 21st - Annual AriSEIA Member Meeting.
  • Feb. 5th - Environmental Day at the Capitol 2020. Click here to learn more.
  • April 7th - SRP Board Elections. Click here to learn more.
Help Us Thank Our Renewing Member!
We're celebrating GeoInnovation for renewing their AriSEIA membership! Huge thanks to this awesome Arizona company who is working with us to support the solar industry in our state.

Click here t o learn more about membership details. We encourage you to spread the word about the many benefits of an AriSEIA membership with anyone you think may be interested! 
  Upcoming Events
Thanks to all who joined us at our networking events this year! Stay tuned for details on more networking events in January. In the meantime, all AriSEIA members can save the date for our Annual Members Meeting on January 21, 2020 . An email was sent to members earlier this week with the ticket link and more details. If you are a member and did not receive this email, please let us know at membership@ariseia.org . We’ll see you there!
Solar ITC Updates
Earlier this month, the House Ways and Means Committee released a clean energy tax package with a 5-year extension of the 30% solar ITC, and new incentives for energy storage. Click here to learn more. 

Please contact your legislators, mayors, and local government officials and urge them to support an extension for Solar ITC. Click here to take action and contact your representatives. We encourage you to share this online form with your network, which helps you send a tweet or email directly to representatives.
Become an AriSEIA Member
The future of solar energy has never been more at risk in Arizona than it is today. Help AriSEIA grow! Join AriSEIA today , and give the solar industry the power it needs to thrive in Arizona.
Are you interested in serving on the AriSEIA board, interning, or volunteering? Contact b.cheshire@ariseia.org to get involved or learn more.
Local and National Updates
U.S. residential solar market has best quarter ever
The U.S. residential solar market reached record highs in the third quarter of 2019 with 712 megawatts of solar installed, according to the latest U.S. Solar Market Insight report from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). The U.S. solar market added 2.6 gigawatts of solar photovoltaics in the third quarter, swelling total U.S. solar capacity to 71.3 gigawatts.
Imported bifacial solar modules back on tariff exemption list
Talk about a solarcoaster. After having its tariff exemption revoked in October , bifacial modules are again exempt from the current 25% Section 201 tariff. The U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) issued a temporary restraining order on the bifacial module exemption revocation in November, and now it has decided to block the U.S.
U.S. solar industry urges Twitter campaign to 'punch back' at White House
The top U.S. solar industry trade group on Wednesday urged members to use social media to hit back in a dispute with the White House over whether the Trump administration’s tariffs on imported panels are killing or creating American jobs.
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If you have news or announcements you think should be included in the newsletter (space permitting), please send by email to: Stacey Champion .
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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 President Brandon Cheshire at: b.cheshire@ariseia.org.
  3. We will do the rest and send you your discounted invoice for the following year, along with our sincere thank you!

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