In the face of an economic crisis, the solar industry, along with just about every other, feels the effects of a struggling capital market. But the solar industry has several key players in its court who are determined to make Arizona an attractive destination for these companies.
Local non-profit organizations like Great Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) and the Arizona chapter of the Solar Energy Industry Association (AriSEIA) cover a range of initiatives that deal with solar power. GPEC has a goal to recruit companies to Arizona.
It partners with Gov. Jan Brewer who helps “sell” the state to these prospective companies. The results in the past few years, despite the recession, have been positive for solar power and renewable energy companies in general. The president and CEO of GPEC Barry Broome said they brought in 11 companies in the past year and are projected to recruit 16 more over the next two years.
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