APS Solar Partner Program

Simple, easy solar option for customers

Here in Arizona, the demand for rooftop solar is at an all-time high. To meet this demand, APS launched a residential rooftop solar program that is designed as an easy option for our customers who want to go solar, but haven’t yet had the chance. (Note: The Solar Partner Program is currently full.)

The pilot program is a safe and reliable way to be a part of the next generation of Arizona’s energy future as we all work together to move toward cleaner, more sustainable energy.
 
About 1,600 customers across Arizona have added APS-owned rooftop solar to their homes and will receive a $30 credit each month through the life of the 20-year program. Participants pay no upfront fees or maintenance.

We are also using the Solar Partner Program to study technologies such as smart inverters and battery storage. The research will evaluate how to integrate solar onto the grid in areas with high penetrations of rooftop solar while maintaining reliability for customers. The information we gain from this study will influence how utilities across the country integrate renewable energy resources.

In the settlement agreement for our Rate Review, we agreed to invest $10 million to $15 million annually in an AZ Sun II rooftop solar program. Customers would receive a monthly credit to allow us to install rooftop solar systems on their homes. This innovative program, which must be approved by the Arizona Corporation Commission, would expand access to solar for limited- and moderate-income customers throughout the APS service territory.

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APS reaches major solar milestone; tops gigawatt of solar energy

APS becomes first utility outside of California to achieve the mark. When generating at full power, this capacity meets the partial daytime needs of 250,000 Arizona homes. 

October 07, 2016
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The Washington Post Praises America’s Sunniest State

Arizona is highlighted in newspaper's "Best State in America" series.

April 22, 2015
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Plan for AZ Sun rooftop solar program attracts media coverage

APS plans to implement the AZ Sun rooftop solar program starting in early 2015, which has generated considerable media coverage.  

December 22, 2014
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FAQs

Why did APS propose this program?
Planning ‘what’s next’ for Arizona’s energy future is our top priority. We know our customers want more options for receiving energy to power their lives. This program allows us to partner with our customers and local installers to bring more solar energy to Arizona communities.

How will participants be selected?
The program will be limited to approximately 1,500 customers. We are partnering with reputable installers who will ensure all participating customer rooftops meet specific requirements.
 
Will there be a wait list?
No, there will not be a wait list. APS customers can visit aps.com/azsun for more information about the program.
 
Who will be doing the installation?
APS is partnering with Arizona solar installers for the program, keeping jobs and money in the state.
 
Will you need approval from both customers if you have a joint account?
Yes.
 
View more facts about the Solar Partner Program.