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Getting Solar Value After October Switch

Arkansas’ net-metering credits to utility customers for solar energy they add to the grid will change drastically for systems connected after Sept. 31. read more >
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Little Rock Goes Green: Sun Hog Solar Negotiates Deal to Power 70% of Municipal Electricity

Sun Hog is a subsidiary of Scenic Hill Solar and hopes to build a 4.9-megawatt solar array to supply about 70% of the municipal government’s electricity needs. read more >
Austin Taylor, an installer with Delta Solar of Little Rock, performed maintenance tasks last week on an array that provides 10% of the power used by the city of England.
Construction / Energy / Government & Politics

2024 Solar Deadline Poses Challenges for DevelopersLock Icon

Recent legislation changing Arkansas’ solar power policy has solar developers scrambling. read more >
Doug Hutchings
Energy / Government & Politics

Delta Solar CEO Doug Hutchings and the Power of the Free MarketLock Icon

Hutchings caught up with Whispers after a bruising battle over Arkansas’ net-metering policy that ended up not going his way. read more >
A solar power farm installed by Delta Solar of Little Rock for the Woodlawn School District.
Energy / Government & Politics / Legal

Solar Debate and Emerging Law

The Arkansas House voted last Thursday to pass the legislation cutting utility credits to solar power-generating customers basically in half. read more >
Construction / Energy / Government & Politics / Legal

Bill to Cut Solar Panels’ Return on Investment Clears State Senate

The amended bill will essentially halve the credit that utilities pay to customers — both residential and commercial — who generate their own power. read more >
Katie Laning Niebaum, executive director of the Arkansas Advanced Energy Association, says solar 
customers pay their fair share.

Niebaum Leaves Delta SolarLock Icon

Katie Laning Niebaum has left her post as president of Delta Solar of Little Rock, the solar development company led by Bob East and Douglas Hutchings, in an uncertain time for solar development in Arkansas. read more >
A solar installer at a job financed via Loanpal, which finances sustainable home projects. It opened a planned 100-worker operation last month in Bentonville.
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Businesses, Nonprofits Rally Behind Solar Power, Against New Bill

They say the legislation, which would roll back net metering, would cripple the industry. read more >
Construction / Education / Energy

Woodlawn School District Celebrates Delta Solar Array

Delta Solar and school officials expect the system to save the district $1.5 million in energy costs over the two-decade-plus life of the array. read more >
Douglas Hutchings, CEO of Picasolar Inc. and Delta SunEnergy of Fayetteville

Hydrogen Hyperbole? The Future Will Tell

If knowledge is power, last month’s announcement of a breakthrough in harnessing the potential of nuclear fusion is a most literal example. read more >
Lauren Waldrip, executive director of the Arkansas Advanced Energy Association
Construction / Energy / Government & Politics

PSC Ruling Gives Solar Industry a Year-End Lift, Extending Rate Lockdown

Once approved, the measure expected to clear the way for a billion dollars’ worth of solar energy projects planned in the state. read more >
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Top Online Stories: TV Turnover, Walton’s Hometown Goal Among Most-Viewed in 2022

Stories on the unexpected death of a central Arkansas business leader, turnover on the anchor desks at Little Rock TV stations, and a Walmart heir’s vision for his hometown drew the most views on the Arkansas Business website this year. read more >
Chris Kane
Media & Marketing

Former Anchor Chris Kane Joins Delta Solar

Kane said his career as a journalist had led to relationships with Arkansas community and business leaders, and he’s eager to update them on the benefits of renewable energy. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Energy

Farmers Reap the Benefits of Going SolarLock Icon

Farmers and Arkansas solar developers are defending a boom in agricultural solar these days as the Russian invasion of Ukraine threatens world grain supplies and sun power awaits new incentives from the Inflation Reduction Act. read more >
Douglas Hutchings
Construction / Energy / Government & Politics / Manufacturing / Public Companies

Quest for Solar Modules: Could Arkansas Make Hay?

The state has two solar fields on hold, but CEO of Delta Solar says now is the time for solar power. read more >
Thomas Ganey of EasyBins in Springdale.
Construction / Energy / Manufacturing / Retail / Transportation

EasyBins Adds Ganey (Movers & Shakers)

Thomas Ganey has been hired as chief operating officer at EasyBins in Springdale. read more >
A 320-kilowatt solar power array that Delta Solar built for Imperial Ice of Little Rock.
Construction / Energy

Delta Solar Completes Array for Imperial Ice

The packaged ice maker in west Little Rock projects it will save $857,000 in energy costs over the next 30 years. read more >
An aerial view of the solar array that powers Peoples Bank of Sheridan 
Banking & Finance / Energy

With Sheridan Array, Peoples Bank Goes 100% Solar

The photovoltaic array is projected to save Peoples a quarter-million dollars in energy costs over the next 30 years. read more >
Katie Laning Niebaum • President of Delta Solar of Little Rock
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Delta Solar’s Katie Niebaum: Nation Moving to Clean Energy Economy

The president of Delta Solar of Little Rock brings a background in business ownership, politics and advocacy to her new role. read more >
Heather Nelson, chair of the Arkansas Advanced Energy Association board, speaks at the trade group's annual meeting and policy conference in Little Rock in October 2021.
Energy / Government & Politics

AAEA Honors Leaders in Advanced Energy

The Arkansas Public Service Commission's chairman, Ted Thomas, was a presenter and an award winner at the event. read more >