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After Stuttgart, Entergy Plans Even Bigger Solar Project Near Lake Village

by Kyle Massey 10/30/2017 9:14 am

Entergy Arkansas, which just completed the state's largest solar energy project near Stuttgart in partnership with NextEra Energy Solutions of Florida, now hopes to top itself with an even bigger solar facility in Chicot County.

PSC to Rule on Utility Rates in Solar Energy Showdown

by Kyle Massey 10/23/2017 12:00 am

A yearlong debate over the value of self-generated electricity in Arkansas is boiling down to a duel in the sun.

Here Comes The Sun (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 10/23/2017 12:00 am

We look forward to the day when solar energy — safe, clean and renewable — becomes a major source of power. That day’s not here yet, but it’s coming closer.

PSC Chairman Criticizes Plan to Prop Up Coal

by Kyle Massey 10/11/2017 10:10 am

The state’s top utility regulator expressed deep doubts Tuesday about Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s proposed rule to fortify the national electric grid’s “resilience” by providing cost recovery for coal and nuclear power plants.

Picasolar CEO Doug Hutchings Has Big Reason for Staying in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/15/2017 12:00 am

The CEO of Fayetteville startup Picasolar says one anchor is a new capital campaign to raise $3 million for his business, which uses advanced techniques to improve solar cells and reduce their costs.

In Win for Solar, PSC Allows Grandfathering for Net Metering Customers

by Kyle Massey 3/15/2017 11:50 am

In a significant decision for solar energy, Arkansans who now get credit on their utility bills for electricity they generate at their homes and businesses will be able to continue at current rates for 20 years.

Ken Smith Retiring as AAEA Policy Director

by Kyle Massey 3/14/2017 4:57 pm

The Arkansas Advanced Energy Association surprised Policy Director Ken Smith with recognition on Tuesday, and he surprised everyone else with the news that he will be retiring.

Advanced Energy Association Sets 2017 Priorities

by Kyle Massey 1/12/2017 3:42 pm

Improving Arkansans' access to low-cost financing for energy efficiency projects and removing barriers to the spread of homemade renewable energy are among the legislative priorities announced by the Arkansas Advanced Energy Association.

Renewable Trend in Energy May Be Beyond Trump’s Grasp

by Kyle Massey 1/9/2017 12:00 am

Donald J. Trump won the presidency after a campaign largely negative to renewable sources like solar and wind power, but forces in favor of cleaner power could prove even bigger than The Donald.

PACE Financing Allows Aldersgate Apartments To Put Costs on Tax Bill

by Kyle Massey 12/5/2016 12:00 am

Pulaski County has given green building projects a lucrative green light, and developers of a west Little Rock apartment project have hit the accelerator.

Entergy Makes Offer of Synergy to Solar Proponents

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/7/2016 12:00 am

As the Arkansas Public Service Commission wrangles over rules for putting home-generated electricity onto the grid, the biggest news for Pulaski County may be that it could find a path to net metering despite Entergy’s opposition to its legal arguments.

Private Solar’s Future in Arkansas Hinges on PSC Review

by Kyle Massey 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Decisions by the Arkansas Public Service Commission could promote solar generation at homes and businesses or even cripple it, advocates say, but the most critical rulings may not come for more than a year.

At 5th Meeting, AAEA Gets Update on Energy Efficiency, Honors Steve Patterson

by Kyle Massey 10/11/2016 3:02 pm

The Arkansas Advanced Energy Association honored its outgoing executive director, welcomed his successor and heard an update on advances in energy conservation in Arkansas at the trade group's fifth annual meeting and policy conference Tuesday in Little Rock.

Arkansas at Crossroads for Individual Solar

by Kyle Massey 9/26/2016 12:00 am

Solar power generated at individual homes and businesses remains relatively rare in Arkansas, but it has been growing.

Arkansas Advanced Energy Association Names Katie Laning Niebaum Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/23/2016 10:33 am

Katie Laning Niebaum is appointed executive director of the Arkansas Advanced Energy Association and its educational affiliate, the Arkansas Advanced Energy Foundation.

East Camden Solar Plant Turns on Power

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/1/2016 10:27 am

The power turned on Thursday at the state's largest solar installation, a 12MW solar plant in East Camden.

Wal-Mart Exec to AAEA: We're Working to Reduce Energy Footprint

by Mark Carter 10/20/2015 2:22 pm

Wal-Mart is committed to renewable energy and has implemented measures to further reduce its energy footprint, its vice president for energy told the Arkansas Advanced Energy Association Tuesday.

Wind Power Still Benefits Arkansas (Feedback)

by Steve Patterson 8/17/2015 12:00 am

While the state’s unlucky timing in launching its bid to become a wind component manufacturing hub hurt the prospects of large component manufacturers like Nordex and Mitsubishi, the growth of the wind power sector nationwide continues to benefit the Arkansas economy.

New Opportunity for Contractors (Vic Lance Commentary)

by Vic Lance 8/3/2015 12:00 am

Arkansas Act 1275 of 2015, the Local Government Energy Efficiency Project Bond Act, allows municipalities and counties to take part in guaranteed energy cost savings contracts. These local governmental entities can seek to reduce energy consumption or operating costs of government facilities by using the services of qualified providers. The length of a contract can be up to 20 years after the implementation of a project.

AAEA Hosting Advanced Energy Day at Legislature Tuesday

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/9/2015 10:32 am

The Arkansas Advanced Energy Association will host its second Advanced Energy Day at the Legislature on Tuesday. The event is open to the public and will feature advanced energy and technology exhibits in the Capitol Rotunda throughout the day plus a policy luncheon.