Additional Information and Links

Following is a list of resources that our team used in compiling this report, as well as a series of links that provide additional information on renewable energy goals, permitting, and requirements, at the state, local, and federal level.

Arizona Utility Requirements and State Incentives:

Database of all Renewable Energy Incentives in Arizona – includes up-to-date information on state, utility, and local incentives for renewable energy installations

Arizona State Renewable Energy Standards and Tariff (REST) – the Arizona requirement for utilities to provide a percentage of their electricity from renewables

Arizona Governor’s Office of Energy Policy

Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit Arizona – this is an individual or corporate income tax credit of $0.01-$0.04/kWh for renewable energy generation systems installed between 2010 and 2021. The credit lasts for ten years from the system installation.

Arizona Commercial / Industrial Solar Energy Tax Credit– this is a credit of up to 10% or $25,000 of system installation costs for solar generation facilities on commercial sites.

Residential Solar and Wind Energy Systems Tax Credit– this is a credit of up to $1000 or 25% of system installation costs for solar or wind generation facilities on residential sites.

Federal policies, incentives, and land management:

Renewable Electricity Production Tax Credit

Business Energy Investment Tax Credit

Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) overview from U.S. EPA

DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Information on Clean Renewable Energy Bonds (CREBs)

Bureau of Land Management (BLM)information about renewable energy projects, policies and permitting

BLM Solar and Wind Map

Proposed Projects on BLM land

U.S. Energy Information Agency Arizona Profile

County Ordinances:

Pima County- Ordinance and Amendments

Yuma County – Renewable Energy Ordinance

Maricopa County Zoning Ordinance

Navajo County Wind Energy Ordinance

Coconino County Comprehensive Plan Energy Element

La Paz Comprehensive Plan Updated 2010

Cochise Zoning Regulations


Arizona Solar Map: from AZ Gov. Has contact information for permitting from the State Land Department

Arizona Permitting and Policy PowerPoint from Arizona Game and Fish Department

Guidelines for Solar Energy Development from Arizona Game and Fish Department

Guidelines for Wind Energy Development from Arizona Game and Fish Department

Armed Forces:

Department of Defense Goes Green

U.S. Air Force Energy Initiatives                                                                                                                                     

U.S. Navy Task Force Energy

U.S Army Energy Initiatives Task Force

Army National Guard

Industry Associations:

Solar Energy Industries Association:Major Solar Projects                                                        

American Wind Energy Association – Market Reports

Solar Energy Industries Association U.S. Solar Market Insight 2012 Year in Review

Native American renewable energy development resources and reports:

U.S.Department of Energy Tribal Energy Program

U.S.Department of Energy Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs

Military Lands and Native American Energy Projects report from NREL

Geospatial Analysis of Renewable Energy Technical Potential on Tribal Lands from NREL