Tucson Electric Power Co. (TEP) has requested state regulators for lower subsidies for residential customers who install solar arrays. According to the utility, it is running out of funding for the rebates amid a surge in demand. Nearly 1,100 local homeowners have reserved TEP's SunShare rebates for solar photovoltaic (PV) systems this year, as reported in a recent article by the Arizona Daily Star, surpassing the total number of residential solar power systems completed over the previous nine years combined.

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