Saturday, December 20, 2014

TEP Wants to Install More Solar Panels With This New Program

Posted By on Sat, Dec 20, 2014 at 2:05 PM

click to enlarge TUCSON ELECTRIC POWER
  • Tucson Electric Power

Tucson Electric Power has gotten the green light to install rooftop solar panels at customers' homes without installation or maintenance costs. In exchange, people would pay a fixed monthly fee for the next 25 years.

For instance, if energy prices go up, no worries, if you get panels you'll still pay the same amount every month thanks to the fixed rate deal. Also, if you break the things, TEP will fix them.

There would be a $250 administrative fee if you go for this new plan, though.

A press release from TEP says the "first of its kind program" will be available in the spring to between 500 to 600 customers. 

"The company will seek participants in areas where TEP's solar arrays would maximize benefits for the local electric grid that serves all customers," the release says. "TEP will also look for sites where solar panels can be positioned to maximize output that more closely coincides with peak demand."

The plan was approved by the Arizona Corporation Commission Thursday. TEP proposed it a few months ago.

At the time, I spoke with Joseph Barrios, a TEP spokesman, and he said this program is one of the many ways TEP is looking to expand options for renewable energy use.

For more info, click here

Comments (8)

Showing 1-8 of 8

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-8 of 8

Add a comment

Today | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat
Brew Haha Comedy Showcase Presents: Chris Thayer @ Borderlands Brewery

Brew Haha Comedy Showcase Presents: Chris Thayer @ Borderlands Brewery @ Borderlands Brewing Company

Mon., Aug. 20, 8-10 p.m.

All of today's events | Staff Picks

Staff Pick

Tucson's Birthday Party at 1912 Brewing Company

Tucson is turning 141 years old and we are going to Celebrate with Beer Raspados!… More

@ 1912 Brewing Company Mon., Aug. 20, 6-9 p.m. 2045 N Forbes Blvd Ste 105

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. Arizona Still Grappling with Question of How to Prevent School Shootings (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. Laughing Stock: Geek, or gangsta? (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. Third Contaminated Well Near D-M Shut Down (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. Walden Grove High School Dance Team Moves to Third Round on America’s Got Talent (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. DACA Still in Limbo (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2018 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation