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Future of solar threatened in nationwide fight over incentives

Two sun-drenched states have lately come to very different conclusions on a controversial solar power incentive essential to the industry's growth. How the Arizona Corporation Commission rules on UniSource's rate case is expected to signal how it will approach rate cases from five other state utilities.... Read more»

1000 px: Downtown sunset

The sunset put Unisource's headquarters, 88 E. Broadway, aglow at dusk last week.... Read more»

TEP to add solar booster to Irvington electric plant

Tucson Electric Power is adding a 5-megawatt solar energy system to boost capacity at the utility's Tucson generating plant, the company announced Tuesday.... Read more»


Brushing the dust off: Predictions for 2012

Much like a monsoon haboob or a lengthy speech by an East Valley Republican, 2012 promises more dust-ups and hot air in the local political arena. Here's one take on what the year holds: on wry, hold the pickle.... Read more»5

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Fair redistricting a welcome change, says Rep. Farley

We got things started with a newsmaker interview with State Rep. Steve Farley.... Read more»

Bright roofs

TEP to put solar power on rooftops

The future of solar power is looking up in Tucson—up to the rooftops of large public buildings. Tucson Electric Power will lease space on the roofs of schools and other buildings to build solar power arrays, company officials said.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Solar boom underway in Tucson, Southern Arizona

The question is not if we will see increasing demand for solar power in the coming years, it is only whether Arizona will dominate this emerging industry or will settle for a small slice of the pie. Our state can and must be at the very epicenter of this burgeoning industry. ... Read more»1

UniSource reveals plan for $60 million downtown HQ

A new $60 million headquarters building for UniSource Energy will bring 360 more workers downtown in a solar-powered, energy efficient structure, the company said Thursday morning.... Read more»1