Category: Solar Energy in Oklahoma

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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Energy news in brief

** The White House is facing mounting pressure from Democrats to yank federal permits for Line 3, the controversial oil pipeline under construction in Minnesota. Eight Democratic senators and nearly two dozen House members criticized the Biden administration for allowing pipeline giant Enbridge to continue building Line 3 across wetlands in a letter sent Monday that HuffPost viewed. ** Enbridge said …

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Energy news in brief

** Kinder Morgan said a Monday fire on its El Paso Natural Gas Pipeline (EPNG) near Coolidge, Arizona that killed two people and injured another had been extinguished and the pipeline segment remained shut. ** Cheniere Energy, Inc.  announced  that its wholly owned subsidiary, Cheniere Corpus Christi Holdings, LLC intends to offer, subject to market and …

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Roadblocks encountered by renewable energy transition in New Mexico

  Concerns are growing in New Mexico how the COVID-19 pandemic and spread of the Delta variant are affecting the supply chain of the state’s development of renewable energy. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports some solar energy projects planned by Public Service Company of New Mexico have experienced delays.   Click here for Santa …

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Southwest Arkansas town to get electricity from solar power

  Ground was broken this week on a project designed to use solar power to supply the southwest Arkansas City of Bearden with electricity. Today’s Power Inc. is owned by the state’s electric cooperatives and will build two 200-kilowatt sun arrays to provide the renewable blower to the city of 1,000 reported Arkansas Business. Click …

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Government hands out $83 million in energy funding

The U.S. Department of Energy awarded $82.6 million in funding to 44 projects that will lower Americans’ energy bills and help meet President Biden’s goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 by investing in new energy efficient building technologies, construction practices, and the U.S. buildings-sector workforce. None of the projects are in Oklahoma but one …

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Deep Deuce development to incorporate solar energy

  A resumed effort to finish the Deep Deuce housing development in northeast Oklahoma City plans to rely extensively on solar power as a means to create a “zero energy” neighborhood. The Oklahoman reported developers plan to incorporate solar energy in the region they call The Hill. Click here for The Oklahoman.