I don't care what side anyone was on concerning the "bailout bill" - it is what we have in front of us...and we all have to figure out how to work with it.
One benefit I see for Arizona in the bill is the provision granting tax relief promoting renewable energy development, especially solar! Even before this bill was proposed, I have been getting calls from companies & individuals interested in establishing solar farms in Arizona. With the promise of extended incentives and tax benefits now a reality, it is not unrealistic to expect visionary companies and investors to see the potential for a great investment in the Tucson or Phoenix areas to capitalize on the opportunities present.
As a result of research done for previous interested parties, I have learned quite a bit (and look forward to learning more) about the property requirements a solar farm needs to be successful and that our utility companies, state and local governments are receptive to the idea. As an agent, I welcome the opportunity to work with clients looking to make moves in a field that is forward thinking. As a resident, seeing an opportunity for our state to be a leader in renewable energy makes me smile!
(Photovoltaic panels at Frito Lay Facility in Phoenix, AZ. Installation by American Solar Electric, Inc. Photo from Kyocera Solar, Inc. website)