Changes to Solar Savings in 2023

APS Upcoming Deadline

Update: Congress has passed the Inflation Reduction Act, extending the federal solar tax credit for the next 10 years back at the original rate of 30%. This is great news for the solar industry and will even apply to installations already completed this year. Next year, in 2023, there are a couple of changes coming … Read more

ACC Votes to Do Away With Solar Grid Access Fee

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ACC Votes to Do Away With Solar Grid Access Fee As a final result of their most recent rate case this month, the Arizona Corporation Commission has voted to do away with APS’ grid access fee for solar homeowners. The ACC is the governing body that oversees APS’ rates and overall finances. It is estimated … Read more

Solar Buyback Decrease Looms as APS Deadline Approaches

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Buyback Decrease New solar-qualified homeowners in APS territory should expect to see a 10% decrease in the value of home solar energy as the Arizona Corporation Commission nears their annual APS buyback hearing. However, homeowners this month are in a great position to be grandfathered at the current buyback rate for the next 10 years. … Read more

Arizona Net Metering

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Net Metering When Arizona homeowners go solar, one of the key factors considered is the rate the utility will pay for any excess solar the system produces or the buyback rate. It was not long ago that solar homeowners received a one-to-one buyback ratio with what’s called APS net metering. This means that for every … Read more

UPDATED: The APS Deadline is August 31, 2017

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Well, it’s official. The value of solar is about to change, but you still have a chance to get grandfathered. The ACC has voted and approved the APS Rate Review Agreement. It is now confirmed that the final solar grandfathering date is Thursday, August 31, 2017 for completed applications. That means you have TEN DAYS to complete … Read more

The APS Rate Case: 6 Things You Should Know

Whether currently a solar customer or hoping to go solar in the future, if your energy provider is APS, you should be aware of their proposed changes to solar rates and rooftop solar compensation. APS has proposed a new solar compensation model to The Arizona Corporate Commission (ACC) that will go into effect July 1, 2017.  Here’s … Read more

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