Category: Solar Energy in Oklahoma

Renewables protest proposed new laws in Texas

  Texas lawmakers apparently have a fight on their hands over proposed new laws to make wind and solar farms pay for services to ensure the flow of power on the grid stays smooth and steady. Three big power companies, the biggest in the country wrote lawmakers charging that the proposed new laws would create …

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Solar operations expand in Arkansas

  Another central Arkansas solar operation was scheduled to begin this week with groundbreaking in the city of Cabot. Central Arkansas Water planned ceremonies to break ground on a 4.8 megawatt power station on a 30-acre piece of land in Cabot. Arkansas Business reported the 12,300-panel array will be the state’s first PSC-approved net-metering facility …

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New Mexico’s first billionaire is solar array developer

  A man who moved to New Mexico and developed a solar-array manufacturing business is listed as a billionaire on Forbes’ annual list of the richest people in the world. The Las Cruces Sun reported Ron Corio, 59 is listed as No. 2,524 and is New Mexico’s first billionaire with a net worth of $1.1 …

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Arkansas city swaps land in exchange for solar power

England Mayor Butch House (center) talks with Delta Solar CEO Bob East (left) and Tyler Wilson, also of Delta Solar, after the ceremonial groundbreaking Wednesday on the city’s new solar array. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Thomas Metthe) Instead of entering into a power-purchase agreement to get electrical power from a solar operation, the city of England in northwest …

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Renewable power jobs at low end of energy salaries

  While President Biden proclaimed he could replace Keystone XL pipeline workers with renewable energy jobs, a new study shows those renewable industry jobs do not pay as well as those in the nuclear, electric power transmission, natural gas, coal and oil industries. The report might also throw even more water on White House Climate …

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First solar lab in Arkansas to be built at Hope

    The University of Arkansas Hope – Texarkana will soon be launching the first solar education lab in the state of Arkansas. KTBS TV reports it’s part of a program to train accredited solar technicians. Click here for KTBS report.

Major solar financing firm opens in Arkansas

  Considered a national solar power finance firm, Loanpal has opened up shop in Arkansas hoping to take advantage of solar power growth and encourage more rooftop systems in the state. The company opened a planned 100-employee operation in Bentonville in March reported Arkansas Business. Click here for more from Arkansas Business.

First solar-powered EV charging stations in Kansas

  The first solar-powered electric vehicle charging stations in Kansas are in operation in the Kansas City suburb of Olathe. Fox 4 news reported Olathe used grant funding from the Department of Energy to install six solar EV charging stations, the first of their kind in the state. Click here for Fox 4 news.  

Solar boom predicted in US by 2030

  The number of solar projects across the the U.S. is expected to increase by four times in the next several years, thanks to an extension of an industry subsidy late last year. Whether some of that will occur in Oklahoma remains to be seen, largely because electricity rates are comparatively low in the state …

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Inhofe makes case for fuel diversity for U.S. power supplies

  Oklahoma U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe made the case for fuel diversity in addressing the nation’s climate change issues in the electricity sector. He did so during a hearing this week by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee where he once was chairman and now is a senior member. The hearing was entitled : …

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