It makes no sense to put solar on homes already connected to the grid. Utility scale projects are 1/2 the cost of residential rooftop projects. But worse, the utility scale projects are still uneconomic even after large federal subsides. Utilities build them because they are forced to by ACC mandates.
Large scale deployment of Solar is at least 20 year premature and Net Metering is massively unjust to rate payers, especially lower income ratepayers.
The solar lobby pushes for residential solar mandates because visible rooftop systems are a form of advertising for solar,.. a very expensive form which we are forced to pay.
CEO, AZ Solar company.
Higher taxes and utility bills caused by subsidies for solar are one of the reasons people leave the state. Utility rebates are not 'free' money. We all pay for them in the form of higher taxes and electric bills.
Solar is still very uneconomic. Arizona's best strategy is to exit the subsidy game and wait till PV is financially viable such that free market forces cause the deployment of solar.
The sun will still be shining in AZ and we can buy all the panel cheap from the hundreds of suppliers fighting for our business.
It's a clear example of an immoral solar lobby hyping and mislead the general public about the viability of solar PV to replace traditional power sources.
If this politician does not have the courage to fight immoral funding to special interest groups, I hope he moves to out of our state. We need politician with the wisdom and strength to fight for what is best for everyone, not cower to special interest.
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