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AriSEIA's News You Can Use
October 31, 2019
Notable Dates/Events:
  • Nov. 5th - Solar Power World Webinar Series. Click here to learn more.
  • Nov. 5th-6th - ACC Open Meeting. Click here to learn more.
  • Nov. 6th-8th - Women in Energy Symposium. Click here to learn more.
  • Nov. 13th- 15th - Arizona Student Energy Conference (AZSEC) at Biosphere 2. Click here to learn more.
  • Nov. 15th-16th - Climate 2020: Seven Generations for Arizona summit in Flagstaff. Click here to learn more.
  • Nov. 19th - AriSEIA Monthly Networking Event, Phoenix. Click here to learn more.
  • Dec 10th-11th - ACC Open Meeting. Click here to learn more.

AriSEIA Updates
AriSEIA Action Updates
Interconnection Rules :
We’re celebrating a big victory this week! After 10 years of workshops, letters and testimonies, the ACC finally voted to approve new interconnection rules for solar, energy storage, and other distributed energy resources. These rules standardize the interconnection process across all utilities regulated by the ACC.  Check out the docket  to learn more, and  click here  to read the most recent letter submitted by AriSEIA and eight local solar companies regarding the rules. Hear AriSEIA Board Member Court Rich discuss this victory and more on KJZZ .

APS General Rate Case :
APS filed their new general rate case  today . AriSEIA has been in attendance at the rate case stakeholder meetings, and we look forward to participating and advocating throughout the process. Interested parties can contact the AriSEIA policy committee (Board Members  Sara Birmingham  and  Court Rich ) for more information or to participate.  Click here  to view the docket, and click here to learn more about the filing.

Arizona Corporation Commission REST/Solar Postcard Campaign 
Solar United Neighbors and Vote Solar are helping Arizona residents create postcards that will be mailed to Arizona Corporation Commissioners in support of increasing the state's renewable energy goals.  Click here  to learn more, and we encourage you to share this initiative with your network!
Help Us Thank Our Renewing Member!
We want to thank The Solar Store for renewing their AriSEIA membership! Follow the link below to learn more about 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! 
Solar ITC Updates
Ramp-down updates : As we approach the end of the year, we want to give members some useful information regarding the Investment Tax Credit. Click here to learn more and to read SEIA’s factsheet on the ramp-down for residential systems.

Legislative Updates : Please contact your legislators, mayors, and local government officials and urge them to support an extension for Solar ITC. Earlier this month, over 200 mayors across the country signed a letter in support of an extension. Unfortunately, no Arizona leaders were included in this group. We can do better! Click here to take action and contact your representatives.
Join Us for our Upcoming Networking Event!
Join us for our solar networking event in Phoenix on Tuesday, November 19th! We look forward to seeing our friends and members.

WHAT:  AriSEIA Solar Networking Event
WHERE:  AZ Wilderness Brewery DTPHX - 201 E. Roosevelt St. Phoenix, AZ 85004
WHEN:  Tuesday - November 19th - 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
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.
Check Out These Upcoming Events
Arizona Student Energy Conference (AZSEC) at Biosphere 2
The Arizona Student Energy Conference will be held at Biosphere 2 on November 13-15. The theme this year is "Creating a Low Carbon Future,” and AriSEIA President Brandon Cheshire will be speaking on a panel at the event. Click here to learn more.

Climate Summit 2020
“Climate 2020: Seven Generations for Arizona” will be held at Northern Arizona University November 15-16. AriSEIA President Brandon Cheshire will be on panel discussion at the event. Click here to learn more and purchase tickets. 
National Updates
Federal Legislation Will Streamline Solar Permitting, Grow Clean Energy Economy
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and industry leaders commend U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and Susan Collins (R-ME) for introducing  the American Energy Opportunity Act , which will provide voluntary assistance and tools to local governments to simplify, standardize, and automate clean energy permitting for their residents and businesses while enhancing safety.
231 Mayors Ask Congress for Solar Tax Credit Extension
A group of 231 mayors from across the country sent a letter to Congress supporting the Renewable Energy Extension Act, a five-year extension of the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC).
Distributed Solar to Drive Global Renewable Growth 50% by 2024: IEA
Renewable energy's share of global power generation will rise from 26% today to 30% in 2024, according to new data from the International Energy Agency (IEA). Solar generation will make up almost 60% of renewables growth, with onshore wind representing 25%.
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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:
Sara Birmingham 

Court Rich
Membership Dues
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AriSEIA's Referral Plan - you can 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 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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