APS battery explosion shouldn’t put the brakes on solar energy
Arizona Public Service continues to make a business case for solar energy after the recent explosion at one of its large batteries – and that’s a good thing.
The explosion in Surprise is most unfortunate. But it’s a relief to know that the eight firefighters and a police officer who were injured are going to be OK.
Arizonans should also be pleased that APS has made an unwavering commitment to continue the multiyear investment in its solar footprint.
“This hasn’t changed our determination to move forward on that,” APS President Jeff Guldner told The Arizona Republic. “It is very important we conduct this investigation and understand how we can safely operate this equipment. This is where the industry is going. What is happening here in Arizona … we are at the leading edge on some of these technologies.”