In Tucson, Competing Interests Fight For Solar Energy Profits | NBC Nightly News

In Tucson, Competing Interests Fight For Solar Energy Profits | NBC Nightly News

NBC’S LUCY KAFANOV EXPLAINS.>>Reporter: FOR THESE HOMEOWNERS IN TUCSON, ARIZONA, 300 DAYS OF SUNSHINE A YEAR MADE GOING SOLAR A NO-BRAINER. THEY SHELLED OUT $21,000 HOPING TO OFFSET THE TRIPLE DIGIT ELECTRIC BILLS THAT COME WHEN TEMPERATURES ARE OVER 100.>>THAT’S HUGE.>>THAT’S A MASSIVE INCREASE.>>Reporter: IT’S AN INVESTMENT WITH A LONG-TERM PAYOFF.>>IDEALLY, WE WILL PAY ZERO…

Energy 101: Hydropower

Energy 101: Hydropower

People have been capturing the energy in moving water for thousands of years. And today, it’s still a powerful resource that can generate clean, renewable, and affordable electricity. You see, we harness energy from flowing water and convert it to electricity. That’s what we call hydroelectric power or hydropower. Water flows from a higher elevation…