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Rusty Tractor Vineyards is off David O. Dodd Road in southwest Little Rock.
Agriculture & Poultry / Construction

Van Buren, Little Rock Companies Add Solar Power

Arkansas Lighting of Van Buren, going back to the earth’s basic light source, the sun, will soon be fully powered by solar energy, the company announced last week. read more >
An electric vehicle on a charging station.

Second Presbyterian Unveils EV Chargers With Solar Project

Second Presbyterian Church in Little Rock is proclaiming itself the first Arkansas house of worship with electric vehicle charging stations, in addition to an 81-panel sun array installed by Seal Solar Solutions of North Little Rock. read more >
Seal Solar CEO Josh Davenport, COO Heather Nelson and Jefferson County Judge Gerald Robinson at the dedication of the state's first county-owned solar array this month. Seal Solar, based in Little Rock, has installed a solar array for United Arkansas Credit Union in southwest Little Rock, making it Arkansas' first sun-powered financial institution.
Banking & Finance / Energy

United Arkansas Credit Union Goes Solar in Southwest LR

United Arkansas Credit Union of Little Rock is claiming its spot in the sun as the state’s first solar-powered financial institution, President and CEO Michael Armstrong says. read more >
Stuttgart Solar, which provides 81 megawatts to Entergy Arkansas through a power-purchase deal, is the largest solar farm in Arkansas, though more are being built.
Construction / Energy / Government & Politics / Manufacturing / Retail

As Taxpayers Save With Solar, Entergy Offers Own Sun PlanLock Icon

The state Public Service Commission weighs Entergy's solar proposal as third-party arrays save cash for untaxed entities. read more >
This solar power array by Scenic Hill Solar powers Clarksville Connected Utilities, the Johnson County city’s municipal utility.
Construction / Energy / Government & Politics

Arkansas Cities, Counties Get Their Day in the SunLock Icon

Arkansas cities, counties and school districts are taking advantage of new financing to save money by going solar. read more >
Construction / Government & Politics

Solar Companies Push Customers to Act Before Tax Incentive Declines

Heather Nelson of Seal Solar Solutions of North Little Rock and other renewable energy companies are pushing businesses interested in solar power to act now, before federal investment tax credits begin sunsetting at the end of the year. read more >
Seal Solar Energy Solutions COO Heather Nelson and CEO Josh Davenport.
Construction / Energy

Seal Changes Name, Sells Units to Focus on Solar

The new logo seemed to be on everything under the sun, from Josh Davenport’s shirt and Heather Nelson’s sweater to the ink pens, baseball caps and even the new awning at 705 Main St. in North Little Rock: Seal Solar Energy Solutions. read more >
Bill Halter | CEO of Scenic Hill Solar of Little Rock
Government & Politics

Net Metering Had Biggest Year as Solar Surged in 2018

Arkansas has its biggest year of solar power installation ever in 2018, and the reason’s no mystery to Bill Halter. read more >
Energy / Government & Politics

Senate Panel Unanimously Advances Key Solar Industry Bill

A key legislative priority for Arkansas’ solar power industry advanced in the state Legislature Tuesday as the Senate Insurance & Commerce Committee unanimously approved Senate Bill 145. read more >
Arkansas PSC Commissioners, from left: Kimberly O’Guinn; Ted Thomas, chairman; and Elana C. Wills
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PSC’s Solar Rate Decision Remains on HorizonLock Icon

Phase 1 set an expedited process for reviewing proposals for generation systems above the state’s 300-kilowatt cap for net metering. Phase II, deliberating future rate structures, has taken time. read more >
Seal Solutions CEO Josh Davenport, winner of the Advanced Energy Rising Star Award at the Empowering Arkansas conference that was held in Little Rock Tuesday. His company won the Advanced Energy Business Innovation Award.
Construction / Energy

AAEA Honors Chris Ladner of Entegrity, Josh Davenport of Seal

The Arkansas Advanced Energy Association toasted the state’s sustainable power and energy efficiency leaders Tuesday at the trade group’s Empowering Arkansas conference. read more >
Seal Energy Solutions, North Little Rock
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Seal Energy Solutions Teams Up With LightWave Solar

After facing LightWave Solar LLC as a competitor, Seal Energy Solutions CEO Josh Davenport knew he wanted the Tennessee solar installation company as an ally. read more >
Stephen Meeks
Energy / Government & Politics / Legal

With Solar Power Ruling Near, Law’s Sponsor Backs Utilities

As regulators weigh arguments on how utility customers should pay for self-generated electricity, the lawmaker who helped initiate the process clarifies which side he's on: the utilities. read more >
Stephen Meeks
Agriculture & Poultry / Energy / Government & Politics / Manufacturing / Real Estate

PSC Solar Hearing Has ‘Mic-Drop Moment’

After the state attorney general's office made a case Thursday to allow Arkansas utilities to essentially pay less for electricity generated by customers with solar power systems, citing language in a 2015 law, the law's sponsor begged to differ. read more >
Seal Energy Solutions CEO Josh Davenport and President and COO Heather Nelson flank DeWitt farmer Tom Jacobs. Seal installed a solar array to help power Jacobs’ farm operations.
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PSC to Rule on Utility Rates in Solar Energy ShowdownLock Icon

A yearlong debate over the value of self-generated electricity in Arkansas is boiling down to a duel in the sun. read more >
Entergy Arkansas and its partner, NextEra Energy Resources of Juno Beach, Florida, officially break ground on Arkansas' largest solar power plant about seven miles southeast of Stuttgart, near Almyra.
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Big and Small Solar Projects in Arkansas Follow the SunLock Icon

These are promising times for solar projects big and small, industry leaders say, even as the new administration in Washington focuses on reviving fossil fuels. read more >
Katie Laning Niebaum

Advanced Energy Has Its Day at Capitol

It was Arkansas Advanced Energy Day at the state Capitol, and Sen. Garry Stubblefield was speaking to the state’s top energy efficiency and renewable power companies, but he had to hold to his priorities. read more >