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Developing Solar Energy Districts
Unfortunately, Arizona HB2336 did not pass, but the links below show some creative ways that other
states are using various types of energy districts to create pools of money to finance solar communities.
The Arizona State Legislature needs your help and vote to get this type of legislation passed. AriSEIA
and the Arizona Solar Center are solar lobbyists for Arizona. Please donate money to their associations in order
to provide the financing needed to lobby legislators to pass this legislation during the next session.
Possible ways to finance Arizona Energy Districts:
Successful Energy District Programs:
City council can start with these Solar Energy District Guidelines:
- Public notice;
- A map showing the boundaries of the territory within
which contractual assessments are proposed to be offered;
- A draft contract specifying the terms and conditions that
would be agreed to by a property owner and the city;
- A statement of city policies concerning contractual
assessments including all of the following:
- Identification of types of facilities, distributed
generation renewable energy source, or energy
efficiency improvements that may be financed
through the use of contractual assessments;
- Identification of a city official authorized to enter
into contractual assessment on behalf of the city;
- A maximum aggregate dollar amount of
contractual assessments; and
- A method for setting requests from property
owners for financing through contractual assessments
in priority order in the event that requests appear
likely to exceed the authorization amount.
- A plan for raising a capital amount required to pay for
work performed pursuant to contractual assessments, including
a statement of or method for determining the interest rate
and time period during which contracting property owners
would pay any assessment; whether the city will provide for
any reserve funds or funds; and the apportionment of all or
any portion of the costs incidental to financing, administration,
and collection of the contractual assessment program the
consenting property owners and the city; and
- A report on the results of the consultations with the county
auditor-controller's office regarding the additional fees that
will be charged to the city for incorporating the proposed
contractual assessments into the assessments of general taxes
of the city on real property, and a plan for financing the
payment of those fees.
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