News Release | Environment Arizona

Environment Arizona applauds City of Tucson for plans to double solar installations

In celebration of Earth Day on Monday, Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild shared plans to double the number of solar installations on city-owned properties throughout the city. Over the next two years, the city will add 26 new arrays of solar panels at various city facilities and parks.

News Release | Environment America

New study ranks Phoenix the No. 3 solar city in the nation

Phoenix ranked third nationwide for total solar energy installed and sixth in solar capacity per capita, landing it among the nation’s leaders for installing clean energy from the sun. The results come from the sixth edition of Shining Cities 2019: The Top U.S. Cities for Solar Energy, a new report released today by Environment Arizona Research & Policy Center. It is the most comprehensive survey available of installed solar capacity in major U.S. cities.

News Release | Environment Arizona

New toolkit provides Arizona cities with ten ways to go solar

With municipalities playing an increasingly important role in the clean energy revolution, Environment Arizona Research and Policy Center just released a new toolkit to support cities and towns in capturing more clean renewable energy from the sun. The toolkit, Ten Ways Your Community Can Go Solar, offers practical ways for local governments to encourage solar energy installations in their communities.

News Release | Environment Arizona

Environment Arizona statement on failure of Proposition 127

Arizonans have voted down Proposition 127, a ballot measure that would have set a goal for regulated utilities to generate half of their power from renewable energy by 2030.

Report | Environment Arizona

Shining Cities 2018: How Smart Local Policies Are Expanding Solar Power in America

Solar power is expanding rapidly. The United States now has over 53 gigawatts (GW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity installed – enough to power 10.1 million homes and 26 times as much capacity as was installed at the end of 2010.[1] Hundreds of thousands of Americans have invested in solar energy and millions more are ready to join them.

News Release | Environment Arizona

Arizona Cities Highlighted for Solar Progress in New Report

The City of Phoenix ranks fourth for solar energy in a new report from Environment Arizona Research & Policy Center, landing it among the nation’s leaders for installing clean energy from the sun. Not to be outdone, the report notes that Tucson’s level of solar per capita would also rank among the nation’s leading solar cities.

News Release | Environment Arizona

Environment Arizona applauds removal of demand charges from APS proposal

Today, stakeholders announced a settlement in the proposed rate case for Arizona Public Service (APS). The settlement rejects mandatory demand charges for residential customers originally proposed by APS.

Report | For Immediate Release

Shining Rewards

Solar energy is on the rise in the United States. Through September 2016, more than 31 gigawatts of solar electric capacity had been installed around the country, enough to power more than 6 million homes. The rapid growth of solar energy in the United States is the result of forward-looking policies that are helping the nation reduce its contribution to global warming and expand its use of local renewable energy sources. 

News Release | Environment Arizona

Phoenix ranks 3rd for solar power in nation

Phoenix, AZ – Phoenix has more solar panels than most major cities, ranking 3rd among metropolitan areas in the region analyzed in a new report.

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