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Greg Bradley, left, residential sales manager at Seal Solar, and Evolve Auto partner Collin Riggin are gearing up to offer Arkansans electric cars, solar panels and EV charging stations for their homes or businesses, perhaps packaged into a single financing deal. Seal took an “aggressive stake” in Evolve, the state’s only exclusively electric vehicle dealership.
Energy / Legal / Real Estate / Transportation

Seal’s New Deal in North Little RockLock Icon

For the first time, the solar array developer's warehouse and offices are under the same roof. read more >
A crew from Seal Solar of North Little Rock installs solar panels at 107 Liquor in Sherwood.
Construction / Energy / Government & Politics

For Solar, A Threat Is Rising In the EastLock Icon

A U.S. investigation into Asian solar panel exports has stalled two of Entergy Arkansas’ largest sun projects. read more >

A Threat To Energy Independence (Editorial)

A Commerce Department investigation that threatens the development of the solar energy industry raises concerns about U.S. energy independence. read more >
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Portion of Cantrell Heights Sells for $8.3MLock Icon

Did someone say million-dollar transactions? Here’s a 12-pack. 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 >
Energy / Retail / Small Business

107 Liquor Goes Solar in Sherwood

To its list of solar energy breakthroughs like the first sun-powered city, county, bank and bakery, Arkansas can now add its first solar-powered liquor store. 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 >
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In Winter’s Brutal Grip, The Power Grid Buckles

The regional electric grid was stretched to the limit and beyond, and Arkansans joined Texans, Oklahomans and Missourians sitting in their darkened houses, getting chillier. read more >
An electric vehicle on a charger. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the number of charging stations in Arkansas is behind other states and more urban areas of the country.
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Down, Set, Watch: Electric Vehicles Driving Field (Josh Davenport Commentary)

An increasing number of Arkansas companies are embracing residential and commercial EV chargers to meet rapidly changing consumer preferences for an all-electric future. read more >
Construction / Energy / Real Estate

Arkansas and Energy: A Business Convergence

The stars, and particularly that fiery ball just 92 million miles from us, have aligned for Arkansas Business’ debut column on energy, a new monthly feature. read more >
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Have Cup, Will Travel: Drinks Hit The StreetsLock Icon

Outdoor drinks and dining have become commonplace in American downtowns, a trend pioneered in Arkansas by Little Rock, which initiated the River Market Entertainment District last summer. 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 >
Government & Politics

Arkansas’ Solar Systems Reach Record as PSC Ruling Nears

Home and business solar power system installation soared last year in Arkansas, which added a record 812 new net-metering customers between Jan. 1 and the end of the year. read more >
Aerial photo of Associates Physical Therapy. Seal Solar is helping the Little Rock business become the state’s first solar-powered medical facility.
Construction / Government & Politics / Health Care

Scenic Hill to Help NLR Wastewater Go Solar, While Seal Aids Associates Physical Therapy

Two North Little Rock solar design and installation companies announced major projects early this month. read more >
Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Entergy Arkansas Inc. CEO Rick Riley and others at the commissioning of the Stuttgart Solar Energy Center in Almyra (Arkansas County).

Entergy, Solar Advocates Stake Their Positions as Rate Case Winds Down

With a final public hearing Wednesday, the Arkansas Public Service Commission appears to be within weeks of ruling on what compensation solar-generating customers should get from power companies. read more >
Mark Cayce is the general manager of Ouachita Electric Cooperative in Camden. OEC and South Arkansas Telephone company have teamed up to help provide high-speed internet in rural south Arkansas were in many places, dial-up is the only option.
Construction / Government & Politics

At Advanced Energy Event, Solar Power Fuels a Surprise Rate-Cut Plan

Ouachita Electric Cooperative Corp. of Camden will seek the state's first utility-wide electricity rate decrease tied to savings from solar power. 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.
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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 >
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Powering Arkansas with Distributed Energy Resources (Josh Davenport Commentary)

In Arkansas, conversations have begun about integrating distributed energy resources, or DERs, into the existing utility infrastructure. The goal: to maximize benefits for all Arkansans during our transition to a more efficient, and diversified, energy grid. 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 >