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Gov. Asa Hutchinson speaks to the Arkansas Advanced Energy Association on Oct. 12, 2022
Energy / Government & Politics

State Poised to Extend Solar ‘Grandfathering’ Deadline, Governor Says

The governor told the Arkansas Advanced Energy Association that he envisions an extension of at least two years. read more >
Construction / Government & Politics / Manufacturing / Public Companies

Biden’s Solar Support Is ‘Great News,’ Arkansans Say, With Caveats

Scenic Hill Solar CEO Bill Halter said the executive orders will eliminate a "self-inflicted wound" to domestic solar projects. read more >
Banking & Finance / Energy

Staci Gasaway Hired as CFO at Seal Solar

She's the first person to hold the position at the energy company. read more >
UA-Pulaski Technical College board members Raymond Omar Long and Heather Nelson
Education

Pulaski Tech Names Long, Nelson to Board (Movers & Shakers)

The University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College has announces two appointments to its board of directors. 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 >
John Elkins, the new chief legal officer and general counsel for Seal Solar of North Little Rock 
Energy / Legal

Seal Solar Adds John Elkins, Seasoned Energy Attorney

He's one of several notable hires the company has made over the past 15 months. read more >
From left, Blytheville Mayor James Sanders, Seal Solar CEO Josh Davenport, Sen. John Boozman, Lexicon CEO Patrick Schueck and Seal President Heather Nelson.
Construction / Energy / Manufacturing

Lexicon and Seal Show Off Blytheville Array Made With Arkansas Steel

Heather Nelson was on a roll Friday morning, breakfasting with “the future governor of Arkansas” a day after her company, Seal Solar, teamed up with Lexicon Inc. to unveil the state’s first solar array made with locally manufactured steel. read more >
Clockwise from top left: Sam’s Club Chief Merchant Megan Crozier, Winthrop Rockefeller Institute CEO Marta Loyd, incoming Nabholz CEO Jake Nabholz, Seal Solar Co-Founder and President Heather Nelson, outgoing Nabholz CEO Greg Williams and University of Arkansas Vice Chancellor of Athletics Hunter Yurachek.
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Leadership Academy to Feature Sam’s Club Exec, UA Athletics Director

Megan Crozier, chief merchant for Sam's Club, and University of Arkansas Vice Chancellor for Athletics Hunter Yurachek are among the featured speakers for the fall Arkansas Business Executive Leadership Academy in Bentonville. read more >

AAEA Searches for New Director, Welcomes Board Members

The Arkansas Advanced Energy Association and its nonprofit federation is looking for a new executive director, and the industry group has new officers and board members. read more >
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Solar: A Bright Forecast (Heather Nelson Commentary)

One beacon in last year's gloom was the nation’s renewable energy industry. Against all odds, the solar sector experienced extraordinary growth. read more >
Johnson Controls, with a $13 million project pending for Greenbrier schools, also partnered with Seal Solar in the project above for Washington County, which came online last year.
Construction / Energy / Government & Politics

Schools Go Solar: Sun Lights Path from High School to JobsLock Icon

Johnson Controls of Little Rock and Greenbrier schools are on the cusp of a $13 million project to give the district Arkansas’ largest public entity-owned solar plant, new energy efficiency systems and “the cherry on top,” a high school pipeline to solar industry jobs. read more >
Energy / Government & Politics / Manufacturing / Transportation

Clean Energy Jobs Report Comes Out as Arkansas Plans EV Chargers

The sixth annual Clean Jobs America Report shows the first recorded drop in overall jobs in the clean energy sector. 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.
Banking & Finance / Construction

Solar Finance Evolves as Big Player Arrives

With deep pockets and unmatched scale, Loanpal opens a planned 100-employee operation in Bentonville and is staffing up. read more >
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Home Solar Gets LenderLock Icon

Loanpal made headlines last month with its plan for a 100-employee operation in Bentonville, but the sustainable home improvement lender’s arrival is a “big deal” for a reason nobody reported at the time. read more >
Collin Riggin is founder of Evolve Auto in North Little Rock, an EV dealership that has  sold a stake to Seal Solar.
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Seal Solar Takes the Wheel at Evolve AutoLock Icon

Seal Solar CEO Josh Davenport walked into a North Little Rock auto dealership looking to buy an electric car. Now, his company is a partner in the only exclusive electric vehicle dealership in Arkansas. read more >
Johnelle Hunt of Lowell, honored with the Legacy of Leadership Award, addressed by video the limited number of in-person attendees split between two banquet rooms at the Arkansas Business of the Year awards in Little Rock.
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Video: Nelson, Scarborough, Hunt Honored at Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

Heather Nelson of Seal Solar of North Little Rock and Fred Scarborough of the Arkansas Children’s Foundation in Little Rock won Executive of the Year awards, and billionaire philanthropist Johnelle Hunt of Lowell was honored for her lifetime of leadership last week at the 33rd annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards. read more >
Energy / Small Business

Seal Solar Touts New Mobile App

Seal Solar of North Little Rock has a free mobile app that’s not only helping current clients but attracting new ones. read more >
Seal Solar President Heather Nelson said that the citizens of Arkansas "fought for change, they won, and yet the fight continues to see the law implemented.”
Construction / Energy / Government & Politics

4 Years in Making, PSC Ruling Pleases the Solar IndustryLock Icon

Net-metering decision, with caveats, keeps credit equal to retail power rate. read more >
Construction / Education / Government & Politics / Small Business

The Financial Returns of Net-Metering (Heather Nelson Commentary)

Heather Nelson writes that Arkansas must decide whether to continue to embrace pro-solar policies or "sit back and lose the chance to become a national leader in renewable energy." read more >
One of Lexicon’s two planned solar plants will be on 336 acres south of Carlisle. Seal Solar is building the array, along with a second project in Blytheville, where Lexicon has a facility.
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Private Sector Businesses Ready to Bask in SolarLock Icon

Private-sector corporations in Arkansas are taking the spotlight with multimillion-dollar solar power projects, with a goal of cutting costs. read more >