World Nature Conservation Day is an opportunity to celebrate the precious resources our planet provides for us. This day highlights the need to expand conservation efforts, and honor those already in place. Home to many unique and brilliant places, sunny Arizona shines in many areas of conserving our pristine wilderness. With so many great areas to explore, it is vital that Arizona as a whole takes action in protecting and preserving our environment as much as possible. Today, we’re celebrating some of the great efforts to conserve our beautiful wilderness and precious resources.
Home to the “Valley of the Sun” and part of the country’s sunbelt, Arizona is basking in sunshine for most of the year. Ranked by many sources as one of the top ten sunniest places in the world, it is clear why Arizona is a great place for solar energy production. Our physical climate is perfect for a blossoming epicenter of solar power, but our political climate often holds us back from our full potential.
In recent news, the Central Arizona Project (CAP) made a huge commitment to the solar industry by signing a twenty-year Power Purchase Agreement with solar company AZ Solar 1. This will be documented as the lowest price for solar in the United States. Connecting Arizona’s most precious resource, water, with its most abundant resource, the sun, is an important step toward a clean energy future for Arizona.
The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) plays an important role in our everyday lives. The commission regulates utilities (like water, electric, and gas), which means the decisions they make have a huge impact on everything from how much you pay for electricity each month, to the kinds of energy used to produce this electricity. Arizona is one of a handful of states that elects our corporation commission, which provides us the opportunity to elect candidates who are dedicated to a brighter, greener, and more resilient future for energy in our state.
With temperatures rising and records being set early in May, Arizona is heating up quickly. Many people suffer from heat-related illness during our blistering summers, and this time of year can be especially threatening for our most vulnerable Arizonans.
Renewable energy was a hot topic during this past legislative session. Strides were taken, but there were also setbacks. Here are a few of the major legislative updates that will impact Arizona’s clean energy future:
Brandon Cheshire, founder and Chief Protagonist of SunHarvest Solar, has entirely invested himself in the solar and renewable energy industry. With lofty goals to change the world while he’s here, Brandon works every day to make Arizona (and the rest of our planet) a more sustainable place to live for generations to come.
Some Arizona solar customers could save more money with the Salt River Project’s (SRP) new incentive program for purchasing a residential solar battery.
Once you decide to go solar, a few more decisions are necessary before your green dream becomes a reality. There are a few different options when it comes to paying for your solar system, and here at SunHarvest Solar we have your best interest at heart. That’s why we strongly recommend and offer options for financing or purchasing your panels, rather than leasing them.
Sunny Arizona has the capacity to excel in the solar industry. We’ve been making great strides to increase our renewable energy output, but there is still room to grow. More people are switching to solar every year, and it’s getting more and more affordable to harness this renewable and clean energy for your home or business. In the Valley of the Sun, there is infinite potential for solar power. Check out some numbers behind solar in our state, then get in touch to take the first step toward a brighter future!