The Southern Arizona Regional Solar Partnership is a cooperative effort to focus attention on Southern Arizona's natural opportunities for putting solar power to work. Southern Arizona has the natural resource and human capital to grow solar in a way unequaled in other parts of the country. The Southern Arizona Regional Solar Partnership seeks to encourage the expansion of solar-based systems to reduce our reliance on sources of energy that generate greenhouse gases.
Solar Partnership Subcommittees
Two subcommittee meetings are held monthly to establish priorities and implement action items for the Solar Partnership. These subcommittee meetings are open to the public and community involvement is encouraged.
Demonstrating the effectiveness and the economic and environmental benefits of solar energy to the public is critical to accelerating solar adoption and moving us closer to a sustainable future. The Outreach Subcommittee plans solar promotion events, creates marketing materials, builds relationships with pro-solar government and private entities, and works with local media to promote solar.
The solar industry is expanding at an exponential rate. Solar energy is expected to reach price parity with conventional energy sources within this decade. However, to ensure that the still nascent solar energy industry maintains its momentum, it is essential to promote a pro-solar regulatory and policy environment. The Legislative Subcommittee monitors the activities of local and state government and the Arizona Corporation Commission for opportunities to support the growth of solar.