Category: Solar Energy in Oklahoma

Iowa county might delay more solar energy projects for a year

  The second most-populated county in Iowa is considering a year-long delay of allowing any more large solar energy projects. Cedar Rapids is the county seat where county supervisors are being urged to adopt a 12-month moratorium reported The Gazette. Click here for The Gazette    

Proposed largest solar farm in Kansas faces opposition

  Plans by NextEra Energy Resources to build a 2,000 acre solar farm in eastern Kansas—the state’s largest—have run into growing opposition by neighbors of the proposed site. The  West Gardner Solar Project would generate 320 megawatts, enough to power thousands of homes and businesses. KCUR radio, an NPR affiliate interviewed some of them. Click here for …

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Enverus expands with acquisition of Spanish solar firm

  Enverus, the Austin, Texas-based energy SaaS company, announced it has acquired Madrid-based RatedPower, a SaaS company developing solutions that automate and optimize the feasibility study, analysis, design and engineering of solar power plants and electrical infrastructure to maximize the potential of photovoltaic (PV) plants and reduce their Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE). Enverus currently serves …

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OKC’s FAA Center to feature huge solar panel project

  The FAA’s largest solar project to date is coming to the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center in Oklahoma City. The clean electricity generated from the solar panels on FAA property will help serve the Center’s power needs. “This project captures the area’s abundant sunshine, will save valuable taxpayer dollars and will help build a more sustainable aviation …

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Solar fight underway in eastern Iowa’s corn country

  An eastern county in Iowa is considering standing up and opposing large-scale solar operations, a sign that not everyone is racing to adopt renewable energy on a wholesale basis. The consideration of putting severe restrictions on such energy production in Scott County arose after one farmer wanted to allow Alliant Energy to erect solar …

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Other energy headlines

**  U.S. climate envoy John Kerry on Tuesday urged China to resume bilateral talks to avert a global warming crisis, and called on world leaders to speed up their energy transition away from fossil fuels. ** The US is on track to hit ambitious emissions-reduction goals following recent climate legislation that encourages investment in green technology, Treasury …

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Amazon shut down solar rooftops following fires

  Amazon confirmed it temporarily shut down rooftop solar panels on its nationwide fulfillment centers like the one in Oklahoma City with more than 11,000 solar panels. The shutdown came after fires occurred at some of the centers in other parts of the U.S. The Oklahoma City center, with 2 million square feet of operating …

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Headlines of other stories

** President Joe Biden on Friday brought back John Podesta, a behind-the-scenes veteran at getting things done on climate in past Democratic administrations, to put into place an ambitious U.S. climate program newly revived by $375 billion from Congress. ** Centennial Resource Development Inc. and Colgate Energy Partners II LLC completed their merger on Sept. 1, marking …

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Additional headlines of energy stories

** The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued notices to 15 states for failure to submit plans for air pollution reduction, four months after a lawsuit on the matter from a coalition of environmental groups. The states receiving notices are Alabama, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and …

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Solar projects underway for Kanas electric cooperative

  An electric cooperative based in Topeka, Kansas has started work on creation of three new solar projects. FreeState Electric Cooperative and Evergy are working together on the project that will yield a combined 3.4 MW of renewable energy production reported DailyEnergy Insider. Click here for DailyEnergy Insider