Arizona Stories February 1

A federal appeals court yesterday ruled that Arizona utility Salt River Project, which services most of the Phoenix metropolitan area, can be held liable for violating antitrust laws because it charged customers who own rooftop solar panels higher electricity rates.

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Arizona Stories December 27, 2021

Swiss solar technology company Meyer Burger announced today that it is opening a production facility for high-performance solar modules in Goodyear, Arizona – its first factory in the US, and its first outside of Europe. Solar module production is scheduled to begin by the end of 2022.

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Arizona Stories March 12, 2021

Arizona utility Salt River Project (SRP) really wants its customers to drive electric cars, so it’s now offering any customer who buys an EV a $1,000 rebate in a pilot program.

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Arizona Stories July 24, 2019

Arizona is moving forward with a plan to develop EV infrastructure in the state, as a recent push by a Chevron lobbyist apparently hasn’t succeeded in derailing the progress.

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Arizona Stories February 18, 2019

Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial, and political review/analysis of important green energy news.

Today in EGEB, Maine’s governor signifies the state is open for business when it comes to wind power. A number of developers are vying for a New York offshore wind project. And a recent poll shows Arizonans overwhelmingly support renewable energy.

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Arizona Stories July 31, 2014

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From today’s Shareholder Report(PDF):

In June, we broke ground just outside Reno, Nevada on a site that could potentially be the location for the Gigafactory. Consistent with our strategy to identify and break ground on multiple sites, we continue to evaluate other locations in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas. The final site for the first Gigafactory will be determined in the next few months, once we have full visibility and agreement on the relevant incentives and processes for enabling the Gigafactory to be fully operational to meet the timing for Model 3. We see these concurrent efforts as prudent. This vehicle will be our third-generation product and will substantially broaden the addressable market for Tesla, helping to accelerate the transition towards sustainable transportation. Any potentially duplicative investments are minor compared to the revenue that could be lost if the launch of Model 3 were affected by any delays at our primary Gigafactory site.

Conference call will be at 5:30 here. Stock is down in after hours on unit shipment numbers.

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