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AriSEIA's News You Can Use
September 5, 2019
Notable Dates/Events:
  • Sept. 7th - Flagstaff Climate Action Town Hall. Click here to learn more.
  • Sept. 10th - Tempe Climate Action Plan Public Meeting. Click here to learn more.
  • Sept. 10th-11th - ACC Open Meeting. Click here to learn more.
  • Sept. 15th - East Valley Solar Co-Op Information Session. Click here to learn more.
  • Sept. 17th - AriSEIA Networking Event. Click here to learn more.
  • Sept. 21st - Tucson Climate Action Town Hall. Click here to learn more.
  • Sept. 24th - East Valley Solar Co-Op Info Session. Click here to learn more.
  • Sept. 23rd-26th - Solar Power International. Click here to learn more.
  • Sept. 28th & Oct 26th - Tempe Vice Mayor Lauren Kuby community meetup. Click here to learn more.
  • Oct. 15th - WRISE AZ Happy Hour at Postino Arcadia. Click here to learn more.
  • Oct. 26th - Envision Tucson Sustainable Festival 2019. Click here to learn more.
  • Nov. 6th-8th - Women in Energy Symposium. Click here to learn more.
  • Nov. 15th-16th - Climate 2020: Seven Generations for Arizona summit in Flagstaff. Click here to learn more.
AriSEIA Updates
Help Us Welcome New and Renewing AriSEIA Members!
We're thrilled to welcome two new members, and to thank three members for renewing their AriSEIA memberships! Follow the links below to learn more about these awesome Arizona companies who are working with us to support the solar industry in our state.

New Members:

Renewing Members:

Click here to 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! 
Check Out These Upcoming Events
Discounted Solar Power International Tickets Available for AriSEIA Members
AriSEIA members can receive a 15% discount on tickets for Solar Power International , taking place September 23-26 in Salt Lake City. Use the code “P1519ARISEIA” to apply the discount when purchasing tickets. AriSEIA President Brandon Cheshire will be tabling the SEIA affiliates booth from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on 6/24, so be sure to stop by and say hello! 
Climate Summit 2020
“Climate 2020: Seven Generations for Arizona” will be held at Northern Arizona University November 15-16. The statewide summit will bring stakeholders and experts from across the state together to discuss climate change, sustainable solutions, and more. AriSEIA President Brandon Cheshire will be on panel discussion at the event. Click here to learn more and purchase tickets. 
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. 
Attend and Bring a Friend to the September Solar Networking Event
Join us for our free solar networking event on Tuesday, September 17th. The networking event will begin at 5 p.m. Appetizers will be provided, and drinks can be purchased at the bar. This event is open to existing members, as well as anyone interested in renewable energy advancement in Arizona.
WHAT:  AriSEIA Solar Networking Event
WHERE:  The Normal (at the Graduate Hotel) - 225 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe, AZ 85281
WHEN:   Tuesday - September 17th - 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Kinect Energy/Banner Health Issues RFP for On-site Solar EPC Services & PPA Financing
Kinect Energy has issued an RFP for on-site solar EPC services & PPA financing for Banner Health. The Response Deadline is September 13. Click here to learn more. Please note that the utility service provider listed in the Banner Health RFP is incorrect. The correct utility is SRP (not APS).

National Updates
Solar Industry Calls on FERC to Enforce PURPA, Increase Competition

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) filed a proposal with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that will address longstanding concerns with monopoly utilities by enhancing competition under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA).

2019 National Solar Tour Includes Every State for the First Time

The American Solar Energy Society (ASES) and Solar United Neighbors (SUN) announced the largest annual grassroots solar event will take place in neighborhoods nationwide the weekend of October 5-6. The National Solar Tour will empower people across the country to learn about solar technology and the process of going solar from their friends and neighbors.

Department of Energy Shows Wind and Solar Power Will Dominate Fossils

A Department of Energy report on wind energy showed nuggets of research on solar power – including a 280 GW interconnection queue and continued declines in pricing, as well solar’s encroachment on wind’s Midwest territory.

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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.
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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!

Bring in a new member and receive a 10% credit for each new member (up to 3) towards your annual AriSEIA Membership Dues!

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