Next up: Crunch time for Arizona solar
Not everyone agrees.
“I think it’s more like three years,” said SolarCity chief Lyndon Rive.
Talking with some of the other participants during a break, I didn’tfind anyone disagreeing with the premise. “It’s a matter of when [thewindow closes],” said one exec., “not if.”
I’ll have video from the conference up tomorrow, but for now, here’s a short (and somewhat random) summary.
Surviving the Shakeout
According to host Greentech Media,the two-day event was sold-out — even though registration cost close to$1,000. That should underscore both the concern and the excitement inthe solar industry — sentiments shared by Arizona CorporationCommissioner Kris Mayes.
“My vision for Arizona,” she said, “is that when you fly into SkyHarbor airport, you’ll see as many solar
But for that to become reality, Mayes points out, the Grand Canyonstate is going to have to change how it looks at this emergingmega-market.
“Markets move in particular ways,” Arfin said, “and you need to have a responsive legislative body.”
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