The Arizona Corporation Commission announced last week the official launch of the Arizona Goes Solar website, a one-stop resource for Arizona consumers and businesses looking for information about solar projects going on around the state and available incentives for adoption of solar energy technology. According to the website, Arizona Goes Solar is a "collaborative effort led by the Arizona Corporation Commission and implemented by the electric utilities in Arizona."

Some interesting features of the Arizona Goes Solar site include:

  • A list of available utility incentives for residential and non-residential solar installation projects, organized by utility. Below is the APS page
  • A list of available state and federal solar incentives, both residential and non-residential, with links to sites containing further information
  • A calendar of upcoming educational workshops and events
  • The Arizona solar map. This zip code-searchable map shows the locations of solar energy projects across the state, updated bi-weekly. Searching for zip code 85016 in central Phoenix brings up the following screen

Clicking on an orange (residential & non-residential) or blue (utility solar) icon pulls up specific information about the number of installations in that area, the total capacity of installations, and average annual energy savings. Zip code 85016 has a total of 57 solar installations, with total capacity of 155.09 kW and average annual energy savings of 333,883.00 kWh

Chairman Kris Mayes states in a Commission press release that the website "will increase the transparency of solar rebates and incentives, and provide a real-time look at where solar systems are being deployed and how much energy they can produce."

Please click here to view the screenshots.