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AriSEIA's News You Can Use
August 8, 2019
Notable Dates/Events:
  • Aug. 19th - U.S. Department of Energy - Free In-Person CO Workshops. Click here to learn more about the "Lessons Learned From Past Federal Distributed Energy Projects" workshop. Click here to learn more about the "Distributed Energy Technologies For Resilience" workshop.
  • Aug. 20th - AriSEIA Member Meeting. Click here to learn more and register. 
  • Sept. 4th - ACC Special Open Meeting. Click here to learn more.
  • Sept. 10th-11th - ACC Open Meeting. Click here to learn more.
  • Sept. 23rd-26th - Solar Power International. Click here to learn more.
  • Oct. 26th - Envision Tucson Sustainable Festival 2019. Click here to learn more.
  • Nov. 15th-16th - Climate 2020: Seven Generations for Arizona summit in Flagstaff. Click here to learn more.
AriSEIA Updates
We've Updated Our Look & Our New Website is LIVE!
We're thrilled to announce the launch of our new logo and website! The new and improved site features updated membership information, a calendar of upcoming events, and more. We encourage everyone to check it out! Stay tuned for the members-only portal, which will include exclusive materials, the updated logo for your use, and additional resources for AriSEIA members.

Save the Date: AriSEIA Members-Only Meeting
AriSEIA invites all members to join us for our Members-Only Meeting on August 20, 2019. Attend to learn about important member updates, our upcoming conference, legislative and policy updates, and more. This will be our largest and most important member meeting of the year so far, don't miss out!

Dinner and drink tickets will be provided (with RSVP/early registration) and are included in the $35 ticket cost. ASU students can attend at a discounted rate of $25 per ticket.
WHAT: AriSEIA Member Meeting
WHERE: Spoke & Wheel - Phoenix (8525 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85020)
WHEN: Tuesday - August 20 - 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
COST: $35 for AriSEIA members, $25 for students
AriSEIA Seeking Executive Director
AriSEIA is looking for an Executive Director to join our team! Contact AriSEIA President Brandon Cheshire with any inquiries, and stay tuned for more details.
Read AriSEIA’s Letter to ACC Regarding UNS and TEP’s RCP Rates
This week, AriSEIA submitted a letter to the ACC regarding UNS and TEP’s Resource Comparison Proxy (RCP) rates. Click here to learn more and read the full statement.

Updates: Arizona Stakeholder Clean Energy Rules
AriSEIA is among the dozens of Arizona organizations who signed a proposal urging the ACC to adopt a strong clean energy plan for the state. The letter was filed with the ACC last week, and the Commission discussed options from the July energy rules stakeholder meeting. You can view yesterday’s meeting here . Click here to learn more, and click here to access a social media toolkit provided by Vote Solar to help promote this important effort! 

National Updates
Defend the Solar ITC

The Investment Tax Credit is one of the most successful clean energy policies ever passed and has helped support a robust solar industry in the United States. Despite this massive success, the ITC is currently scheduled to begin stepping down at the end of 2019.  Click here  to sign the letter urging Congress to extend the ITC. 

Solar ITC Extension Bills Introduced in House and Senate

A bipartisan group of lawmakers in Washington, D.C. introduced legislation on Thursday that would extend the solar Investment Tax Credit for five years at its full 30 percent value. An extension has become the top priority for the U.S. solar industry, even if it faces an tough climb ahead of the 2020 presidential election.

August solar policy snapshots 

A guide to recent legislation and research throughout the country.

Latest Must Read News Articles
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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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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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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