Category: Solar Energy in Oklahoma

Energy briefs

** A project centered in Utah is being developed to make cleaner ammonia with help from an unlikely source: nuclear energy. It’s a project that, if scaled, could eliminate the more than 1% of global carbon pollution production that is generated from ammonia-making, according to the Innovation News Network. **  Solar accounted for 75% of electricity generation capacity added …

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Bump in the road for $1.2 billion solar farm in Wyoming

  Maybe it’s more than a bump in the road for Enbridge Inc. and its plans for a $1.2 billion solar farm development near Cheyenne, Wyoming. Maybe it’s the road itself. As OK Energy Today has reported previously, the company had planned to construct the farm on private land and provide electricity to a Meta …

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From natural gas marketing to solar energy—Macquarie Energy

  Macquarie, the Houston firm accused of market manipulation of natural gas prices in Kansas and Oklahoma during the 2021 winter storm, is investing millions in solar energy. As reported by Business Wire this week, the asset management arm of Macquarie Group is backing renewable-energy company Sol Systems with an $85 million debt investment, riding a wave …

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Researchers look to use solar farm sites also for farm production

(Frank Morris–Harvest Public Media) It’s called agrivoltaics—the coexistance of solar farming with production agriculture. As solar farming spreads radidly, it’s consuming valuable farm land in some instances. But in more and more cases, livestock are being allowed to graze and roam under higher placed solar panels. A site north of Lawrence, Kansas is one example …

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Regulators approve Wyoming’s biggest solar farm to be built on 6 sections of land

    The biggest solar power project proposed in Wyoming got the green light this week from state regulators. The $1.2 billion solar farm, with more than 1.2 million panels and occupying 3,845 acres or more than 6 full sections of land south of Cheyenne, will be built by Enbridge Inc. of Canada. Approval came …

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Second solar plant powering city operations in Hot Springs, Arkansas

  A second solar plant has become operational for the city of Hot Springs, Arkansas. It’s a continued effort by the city to eventually power 100% of its operations with renewable energy. The second solar plant means about 50% of the operations are being supplied by the solar power. “It’s all about Arkansas,” said Pat …

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OGE helps dedicate solar panel for Norman school

  Oklahoma Gas & Electric (OG&E) and Irving Middle School in Norman Public Schools District recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony in celebration of the school’s new, onsite solar panel installation and outdoor classroom. Designed in collaboration with Irving Middle School’s Students for Solar club and funded by the electric company, this pilot project helps …

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Attorney General joins utility in warning consumers of solar scams

Attorney General Gentner Drummond and OG&E are partnering to warn Oklahomans about scams involving solar energy equipment and services. Drummond encouraged Oklahomans to remain vigilant in protecting themselves against phone scams. “Fraudsters are always finding new ways to separate unsuspecting individuals from their money, and this latest phone scam is no exception,” he said. “Oklahomans should …

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$1.2 billion solar farm to be built near Cheyenne, Wyoming

  A billion dollar solar farm is in the works of southeast Wyoming. Actually, the estimated price is $1.2 billion and it will consist of 1.2 million panels to product electricity for out-of-state firms. The Enbridge project is called the Cowboy Solar Project and it will take up 5,400 acres of ranchland and take up …

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Energy briefs

** The Biden administration is expected to announce new tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles this week, extending Trump-era policies aimed at boosting domestic manufacturing. ** Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown is joining Sen. Joe Manchin to back a resolution to repeal rules allowing some Chinese-made battery parts to qualify for U.S. electric vehicle tax credits. ** A federal judge denies …

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