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Stephen Goodnick, professor of electrical engineering at Arizona State University’s Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, said Arizonans wishing to install solar power have benefited from oversupply as companies rushed into the market. But he said the recent collapse into bankruptcy of Suntech Power, a Chinese firm, is a symptom of the industry shaking out due to competition.

After years of rapid growth, residential solar power installations in Arizona are likely to slow down some in the near future as prices tick up and utility incentives shrink, experts say. Read more»

Albert Laird, SolarCity’s regional vice president, stands in front of 1 million square feet of solar panels his company installed atop a Walmart distribution center in Buckeye. He says solar has become a major industry in Arizona.

Arizona ranked second in the nation in installation of photovoltaic solar panels in the quarter that ended in March, reported The Solar Energy Industries Association earlier this month. Read more» 1