As a participant in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Rooftop Solar Challenge–a program designed to spur solar-power deployment by streamlining permitting processes and cutting red tape–the Arizona Rooftop Challenge is launching its efforts to reduce barriers and lower costs for rooftop solar systems in Arizona.

The Arizona Rooftop Challenge comprises representatives from the City of Flagstaff, City of Tucson, Arizona State University’s Global Institute of Sustainability and SmartPower. Together, this pioneering team will create cooperation between stakeholders to reduce the balance of system costs for photovoltaic system installations in residential and small commercial markets and streamline permitting, interconnection, financing, planning and zoning processes for municipalities across the state.


January 2012 — December 2014


Portrait of Anne Reichman

Anne Reichman


Global Futures Scientists and Scholars

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Portrait of Clark Miller

Clark Miller

Associate Center Director and Professor

Global Futures Scientists and Scholars

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Filiz Ozel

Associate Vice Provost for Graduate Academic Programs, Graduate College

The Design School

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Harvey Bryan

Professor Emeritus

Urban Climate Research Center

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