TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A second major Arizona utility wants to launch a new program to provide customers with company-owned rooftop solar panels.
Tucson Electric Power is asking the Arizona Corporation Commission to let it provide customers with the panels without up-front charges in exchange for the customers paying a fixed monthly electric rate guaranteed for 25 years.
Phoenix-based Arizona Public Service Co. recently proposed a similar program but with different terms. APS' program would run 20 years and provide a $30 monthly credit.
The Arizona Daily Star (http://bit.ly/1p5LkwZ ) reports that Tucson Electric would own the systems it provides its customers and that the fixed monthly electric rate would be based on historical usage.