Sunshine is abundant in Arizona – and so is information about solar energy through Solar One Stop AZ.
A multi-agency collaborative of Pima County and the city of Tucson, Solar One Stop’s mission is to “spread information on affordable, quality and efficient solar technologies for homes and businesses,” say its staff members.
Pima County regional solar coordinator Betty Stamper said the office has information for all manner of solar installations, from the biggest solar farms to individual homeowners.
Bruce Plenk, solar coordinator for the city of Tucson, said installations have slowed because of the removal of state government incentives.
The Arizona Corporation Commission has halted incentives for commercial installations and cut incentives for residential installers.
The cuts could lead to fewer installations, because the cost would be too high. Plenk said some commercial projects will continue without incentives.
Ashley Grove is a journalism student and an intern for Arizona Public Media