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Could Solar Shine in a Tucson City-Utility Partnership?

| Written by John Farrell | No Comments | Updated on Feb 20, 2015 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at

A city in the sunny southwest, Tucson is wondering how it can maximize its use of cost-effective, economy-boosting solar power. Is a partnership with the electric utility, as seen in Minneapolis, the answer?

ILSR’s Director of Democratic Energy gave this presentation to several audiences on a recent (delightful) visit to Tucson, Arizona, to explore the dissonance between the electric utility’s 15-year plan and the city’s energy and environmental goals, and to inspire city residents and the utility to look for common ground. The trip was sponsored by Sustainable Tucson.

Watch the video or scroll down to click through the slides.

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