|Western front of the Santa Catalina Mountains as seen from Catalina State Park, Oro Valley, Arizona (northernmost Tucson). The massive granite "Cathedral" is left of center while folded gneiss is prominent on the left.|
During my stay in Arizona for the Tucson shows I tried to keep abreast of the latest battles between rooftop solar vs. the power companies. As in many states, monopolistic power companies seem frightened of the increasing number of individual homes installing solar panels. There are substantial “for and against” arguments coming from both sides; however, with Arizona being a “sunshine state” solar panels would seem a reasonable option. But, there is little cooperation between the two camps. As a political junkie, I am fascinated, on a daily basis, with Arizona politics!
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