On July 28, 2014, Arizona Public Service (APS) filed a proposal with the Arizona Corporation Commission to implement a utility-owned rate-based residential distributed solar program. Under this program, the utility would install approximately 3,000 solar photovoltaic (PV) systems ranging from 4 to 8 kW on residential customer rooftops. In return, participating customers would receive a $30 per month bill credit for “renting” roof space.
The APS program, with its utility-owned rate-based model, represents a significant step forward in the optimal integration of distributed solar into the electric grid for maximum system benefit. The program will also open up the market for people unable to finance a solar system or meet leasing credit requirements to have solar PV installed on their home.
APS Application to Commission
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