The Recreation Centers of Sun City Have Written The Arizona Corporation Commission Supporting Net Metering
(SUN CITY, Ariz.) There’s a reason they call it “Sun City.” The Recreation Centers of Sun City have written to the Arizona Corporation Commission expressing opposition to any plans to alter net metering, pointing out that the Centers utilize solar energy and net metering as do many of the residents of Sun City, who live on fixed incomes.
The letter read in part:
The Recreation Centers of Sun City, Inc. (RCSC) would like to express our concerns over the recent discussions regarding changing the policies surrounding net metering. RCSC has fourteen solar projects that will be completed and online in the very near future and many of our residents in Sun City have invested in rooftop solar, because of the net metering policies that the Commission adopted. Net metering allows RCSC and our residents the choice of solar, while also providing those on a fixed income the ability to manage their energy costs and needs.
TUSK (Tell Utilities Solar won’t be Killed) is grateful that entities such as RCSC embrace solar energy and net metering, which requires Arizona Public Service (APS) to pay fair market value for any excess electricity rooftop solar customers send back to the grid. APS is seeking to kill solar energy in Arizona by attempting to end net metering as we know it. The net metering policy in place in Arizona is being used in 43 states.
TUSK Chairman Barry Goldwater Jr. said, “They say with age comes a little wisdom. That’s evident by the support expressed by our friends in Sun City. They are among the many seniors Valley wide who save money with solar.”
To learn more about T.U.S.K. visit www.dontkillsolar.com
T.U.S.K. believes that rooftop solar is similar to a charter school—it provides a competitive alternative to the monopoly. Monopoly utilities aren’t known for reducing costs or for driving business innovation, but the Arizona solar industry is. Solar companies have a track record of aggressive cost reduction in Arizona. The more people use rooftop solar, the less power they need to buy from the utilities. Energy independence for Arizonans means smaller profits for the utilities, so APS is doing everything it can to stop the spread of independent solar.