Category: Solar Energy in Oklahoma

Energy Transfer to get more electricity from Texas solar projects

  Dallas-based Energy Transfer has announced its commitment to buy 120 MW of energy from a 200 MW solar plant planned for construction in Texas next year. The midstream oil and gas company announced it signed a 15-year Power Purchase Agreement with San Francisco-based SB Energy for 120 megawatts of electricity from its Eiffel Solar project in northeast Texas. …

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Texas gets another solar farm

  The growing number of solar farms in Texas increased this week with the completion of a project near Lubbock by Signal Energy, a firm based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Its 418 megawatt Juno Solar project is now producing enough renewable energy to power the equivalent of 40,000 homes announced the company. “Building solar projects of …

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Unconstitutional fees result in refunds for Kansas Evergy solar users

  Recent action by the Kansas Corporation Commission means Evergy customers with solar panels on their homes will soon get refunds because of a Kansas Supreme Court ruling. The justices ruled Evergy’s actions of requiring solar uses to pay charges to the utility were unconstitutional according to the Kansas Reflector. Click here for Kansas Reflector.

Energy news in brief

** Mexico’s state-owned oil company said Tuesday the possible remains of two missing subcontractors had been found on one of its oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico following a weekend fire. ** Yara International now expects to sail the first autonomous, fully electric cargo ship in Norway by the end of 2021. The Yara Birkeland …

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Energy news in brief

** EPA is preparing new quotas for how much biofuel must be blended into gasoline, as the administration balances competing interests from the oil and agriculture industries, Bloomberg reports. ** Boulder County, Colorado’s sheriff’s department adds a Tesla to its patrol-vehicle fleet. ** Alaska politicians denounce a federal judge’s order this week voiding approved permits for a major …

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New energy company formed in NE Oklahoma City

  EightTwenty, a new energy services company based in Oklahoma City, announced its plans to create 75 energy jobs and establish a zero-energy headquarters in Northeast Oklahoma City over the next two years. In conjunction with the company’s official launch, EightTwenty announced it completed its first Give Solar project with RestoreOKC by installing solar panels …

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San Luis Valley solar array to power bitcoin operation

  Already home to huge solar arrays, Colorado’s San Luis Valley located in the south central region of the state is about to become home to another such array—one created to power bitcoin operations. The operations for the bitcoin mining will be staged in Colorado’s Alamosa County and financed and run by Wyoming-based Ziyen Energy, …

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CSU-Pueblo first university in Colorado to be 100% powered by solar energy

  The campus of Colorado State University-Pueblo became the first university in the state to reach net-zero efficiency by being 100% powered by solar energy. Click here for KRDO radio story.  

Energy news in brief

** Xcel Energy announced that Bob Frenzel has been appointed president and CEO of the company. Ben Fowke, the current chairman and CEO will remain at Xcel Energy as executive chairman of the Board of Directors. Tim O’Connor was also named executive vice president and chief operations officer. ** The US Energy Information Administration predicts a …

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Army to add hundreds of solar units at Fort Riley, Kansas

  Housing at Fort Riley in Kansas will soon see hundreds of additional roof-top solar systems to help provide more renewable power to the military installation. Solar Power News reported that the military family housing partnership between Corvias and the Army will begin with construction of phase two of the solar energy program which will …

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