This is about solar energy being repressed by energy interests in Arizona.


  1. #1 Lyle
    May 17, 2013

    Arizona still is under the traditional electric regulatory scheme, which makes solar more difficult. If you go to a scheme where the bill contains an energy charge and a distribution charge, (typical in de-regulated markets) then solar exported from the plant should get the energy charge. The distribution charge should remain because you are using the local grid as a source of frequency stabilization, as well as a backup. So where I live that would mean that first you would pay nothing for any power you don’t use due to the solar installation. Then if you export power you get a credit equal to the energy charge on the bill. (i.e. you get a rebate of the energy charge per kwh* number of KWH exported). The distribution charge is still charged on the exported power because the local distribution utility has to make changes in the local grid ranging from devices to adjust power factor (more capacitors) and depending on the inverter also other reactive energy.

  2. #2 Chris Winter
    May 19, 2013

    Excellent job on the song; it’s a worthy successor to “My Red State Blue.”

    I would have changed that one line, however: “There’s nothing we can do.”

  3. #3 Patricia
    May 19, 2013

    Very well done

  4. #4 Solar Panels Adelaide
    July 4, 2013

    Sadly but hoping that in time people will know how important it is and how helpful the solar energy to us and to our environment.