Where Are All the Solar Panels, Arizona?

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According to Pew Research Center,  9 out of 10 adults in the U.S. are in favor of expanding solar power.
So have you ever wondered why solar panels aren’t on every building in Arizona?

Where Arizona could see a more developed renewable system, road blocks hinder growth throughout the state. Policy issues, big energy companies, and individual consumer costs affect just how much solar power can be utilized.

solar renewable energy do not always favor all parties involved.

Large energy corporations like Arizona Public Service have concerns over billing and purchasing excess solar power from individual solar panel owners. This sparks debate over governmental incentives and net metering.

APS favors buying renewable energy from bigger solar projects, creating a rift between the utility companies and personal solar users.

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