As of 2013, the state of Arizona has the second largest amount of installed solar capacity in the nation. In many ways, the state has proven to be innovative and progressive when it comes to harnessing this bountiful, carbon-free energy. However, a recent net metering charge imposed on individual solar energy producers and the elimination of incentives to go solar have shown that there is still a long way to go to shift the entire state’s energy needs to clean, renewable energy. The Rincon Group is committed to utilizing the academic, professional and public resources of southern Arizona to further cement clean energy policies and conscientious energy use.