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Solar dealers say a top-of-the-line Tesla battery might cost $19,000, but lesser-known or smaller models might get the price down "to ten or 12 thousand."
Construction

Batteries Surging, But Arkansas Solar Leaders Feel Price Pressures

More solar customers — seeking independence and self-reliance — are requesting storage batteries for their systems. read more >
A Stone Creek Solar array during the Feburary 2021 snow storm.
Construction / Government & Politics

Stone Creek Solar Finds Its Niche in Northeast Arkansas

What did the big February snowstorm do to the solar panels John Sawyer builds by the thousands at farms in schools in northeast Arkansas? Absolutely nothing, the Stone Creek Solar CEO reports. read more >
Don Kittler of Kittler Farms in Carlisle owns the largest individually owned solar farm in the state, he says, a net metered 2.9-megawatt array east of Lonoke that will power 90% of his operations.
Agriculture & Poultry / Banking & Finance / Construction / Government & Politics / Manufacturing

Solar Projects on a Roll With PSC Ruling in Offing

Carlisle farmer Don Kittler looked out at his 18-acre field east of Lonoke, beaming at row after row soaking up the sun. But these weren’t the usual rows of corn, soybeans and rice he farms on 10,000 acres of in Lonoke and Prairie counties. read more >
Southern Arkansas University Tech in Camden held a "flip the switch" ceremony for this 1-megawatt photovoltaic array on campus on Thursday.
 
Energy / Government & Politics / Public Companies

Camden, Danville, Jonesboro Projects Mark Statewide Surge in Solar Power

As Today's Power Inc. of Little Rock and Ouachita Electric Cooperative Corp. dedicated a pioneering solar power plant at Southern Arkansas University Tech in Camden, Scenic Hill Solar announced Thursday the completion of the largest sun array in Yell County. read more >
Construction / Education

Stone Creek Solar to Power School District in Monette

Stone Creek Solar of Jonesboro has joined the wave of sun energy teams seeding the education and public entities market, announcing a 766-kilowatt array for the Buffalo Island Central School District in nearby Monette. read more >