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AriSEIA's News You Can Use
October 17, 2019
Notable Dates/Events:
  • Oct. 22nd-23rd - ACC Open Meeting. Click here to learn more.
  • Oct. 22nd - Tucson Networking Event. 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
AriSEIA Action Updates
Tucson Electric Power (TEP) Rate Case :
AriSEIA is actively involved and will be filing comments in the  TEP rate case . We are encouraged that TEP will not be asking for a reduction in the RCP rate, however, we are very concerned about the dramatic drop in installation applications in TEP territory. Please contact Board Members  Sara Birmingham  and  Court Rich  with inquiries. Stay tuned for updates. 

Joint Stakeholder Proposal for New Energy Rules :
29 parties, including AriSEIA, have signed on to the  Joint Stakeholder Proposal for New Energy Rules , which includes enforceable standards surrounding the Renewable Energy Standard, Energy Efficiency Requirements, and more. The stakeholder group has met with all Corporation Commissioners at least once, as well as Commission staff. We are encouraged by the progress and discussions, and we’re pushing to get new REST rules on the agenda before the end of the year.  Click here   to learn more.

APS General Rate Case :
Earlier this year, the Arizona Corporation Commission voted to require APS to file a new rate case by Oct. 31, 2019. AriSEIA has been in attendance at the rate case stakeholder meetings, and we look forward to participating and advocating throughout the process.   Click here   to view the docket, and stay tuned for more updates.
AriSEIA Member Selected as Installer for East Valley Solar Co-Op
Congratulations to AriSEIA member Icon Power for being selected as the installer for the East Valley Solar Co-op! The co-op is open to new members until October 31, and East Valley residents interested in joining the co-op can click here to sign up! 
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 : We are thrilled that Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema has co-sponsored the Renewable Energy Extension Act, legislation that would extend the ITC by five years. Click here to learn more, and stay tuned for more important ITC updates! 
Join Us for our Upcoming Networking Event!
Join us for our very first solar networking event in Tucson on Tuesday, October 22nd! We look forward to seeing our Southern Arizona friends and members.

WHAT:  AriSEIA Solar Networking Event
WHERE:  Borderlands Brewin g Co. 119 E Toole Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701
WHEN:  Tuesday - October 22nd - 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Check out our AriSEIA Member Toolkit!
AriSEIA Members: If you are an AriSEIA member and did not receive the Member Toolkit, please contact Lindsay Robinson 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 in sunny Arizona!
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
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. 
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. 
National Updates
America’s 5 Biggest Solar Projects
With climate a central issue in the 2020 Democratic primary, contenders are seizing every opportunity to one-up the clean energy bona fides of their fellow candidates.That was certainly on display during the first round of Democratic debates when former Vice President Joe Biden pitched his clean energy plans by leaning on progress made during the Obama administration.
US wind, solar finance alternatives rise as sector rushes against looming tax credit expiration
Expiring tax credits for wind and solar projects offer near-term promise and long-term uncertainty, with the U.S. wind industry on track to become the nation's fastest growing source of electricity generation by the end of 2020 and the solar industry potentially soon following.

Trump Administration rescinds 25% tariff exemption for bifacial solar panels
The Trump administration on Friday eliminated a tariff exclusion announced in June for a growing solar technology as part of the White House's efforts to reduce the impacts of tariffs on U.S. manufacturing, in place since January 2018.
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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 .
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!

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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