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Could a Small Town in Arizona Become the Solar Capital of the World?

Virginia Simmons | Posted 01.16.2012 | Green
Virginia Simmons

When Rick Buss left his position as city manager of Maricopa, Arizona, to become the town manager of a 2,000-person, economically struggling town called Gila Bend in 2008, some people who know him personally and professionally wondered why.

Red Tape: A Solar Play in One Long, Expensive Act

Peter Hanlon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Hanlon

Customers who want to install small-scale, distributed generation like solar panels and wind turbines are confronted with a maze of complex, expensive and lengthy local permitting requirements.