Category: Solar Energy in Oklahoma

Tesla presses Texas with solar power request

  Tesla has gone to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas to allow utility customers with solar power to sell excess power back to the state’s grid. The company wants residential owners to be able to participate in the market, including, of course, owners of Tesla’s residential products, like its Powerwall according to a report …

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Other energy headlines

** President Biden announces Hyundai will spend $5.5 billion to build its first electric vehicle manufacturing plant in the U.S. near Savannah, Georgia. ** The U.S. Energy Department seeks an unprecedented expansion of high-voltage electricity lines to carry clean power by  prioritizing shovel-ready projects and seeking state support for interregional connections. ** A Spanish energy company begins construction of a 300 MW …

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Large solar farm to be built in northeast Missouri

  A $300 million solar farm will be built in northeast Missouri—the state’s largest such solar operation. The project will take up 1,400 acres when it’s completed reported KTVO news. Click here for KTVO news

EIA expects solar and wind to be larger sources of U.S. electricity generation this summer

  A new government report predicts this summer that the U.S. will see its largest increases in electric power sector generation from renewable energy sources. The prediction comes from the U.S. Energy Information Administration in its Summer Electricity Outlook, “We forecast utility-scale solar generation between June and August 2022 will grow by 10 million megawatthours (MWh) …

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Governors plead for Biden administration to help ailing solar industry

  The governors of Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Colorado and New Mexico were among 19 governors who voiced their criticism to President Biden this week about the growing government investigation into the Asian solar production market. In a letter to the White House, the governors told the President,  “The current market disruption jeopardizes much of the …

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US probe of solar industry is expanded

  For those who thought political pressure might end the U.S. Commerce Department investigation that resulted in a major hit for the nation’s solar industry, wrong! It’s been revealed the government has expanded the probe, adding more foreign countries to the target list reported Bloomberg. The investigation has led to a major slowdown of the …

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New Mexico utility fears power outages over solar crisis

  The government-induced crisis that hit the U.S. solar industry has left a major New Mexico public utility wondering whether there might be power outages next year in the state as a result. The Albuquerque Journal reports Public Service Company of New Mexico, another subsidiary of American Electric Power is worried because supplies have been …

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New Mexico solar maker to take big hit from government-sparked crisis

  Six weeks after the U.S. Commerce launched an investigation into solar manufacturing operations in Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia—a move that sent the solar industry into a crisis, one of those companies hurt is in New Mexico. Albuquerque-based Array Technologies, considered one of the country’s biggest manufacturers of solar tracking systems estimates losses will …

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New coalition to host solar energy seminar May 10 at OKC’s Belle Isle Library

  Oklahoma City residents and business owners interested in learning about the benefits of solar energy are invited to attend a free solar seminar offered by a new coalition led by the City’s Office of Sustainability and other local organizations called Solarize OKC. The seminar will be held at 6:30 p.m. May 10 at Belle Isle Library, 5501 …

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Senators urge Biden to end solar panel investigation

  Calling it a bipartisan letter, Democratic U.S. Senators wrote the President this week urging him to bring a fast end to the Administration’s investigation into solar panels imported from Asia, a probe that already caused widespread delays and cancellations of solar projects in the U.S. In reality, the letter, signed by 19 Senators included …

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