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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 >
A crew from Seal Solar of North Little Rock installs solar panels at 107 Liquor in Sherwood.
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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 >
Kurt Castleberry, vice president and director of resource management at Entergy Arkansas, says the state has transmission and fuel diversity advantages over Texas, where the power grid came within minutes of collapse in February.
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Entergy Follows The Sun, Along With U.S. Steel

With war in Ukraine driving a global energy crisis, Entergy Arkansas Inc. has turned to the sun exclusively for new electricity generation. read more >
A solar panel at the Searcy Solar Energy Center
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Searcy Solar, State’s Largest Array With Storage, Goes Online

The energy center adds 100 megawatts to Entergy's solar operations. read more >
Amazon hints that the future whereabouts of its Apple Blossom solar project in eastern Arkansas will be somewhere inside the orange circle shown above.
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Tracing the Power Lines Behind Amazon Solar

While Amazon says it's becoming the world’s largest corporate buyer of renewable energy, details in part of its plan involving solar projects in east Arkansas are about as clear as a dense Delta fog. read more >
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Entergy Shopping for Lots More Solar and Wind Power

Entergy Arkansas, the state’s largest electric utility, is seeking at least 300 megawatts of renewable generation projects to supplement its electrical supply by 2026. 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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Entergy Arkansas Has 1,000-Acre Solar Array On the HorizonLock Icon

Entergy Arkansas executive Kurt Castleberry says the electric company has filed for regulatory approval of the state’s largest sun energy installation — by far. read more >
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Searcy Solar, Largest Array With Storage in State, to Turn Dirt Next Month

Entergy Arkansas and NextEra Energy Resources will start construction next month on what will be the state’s largest sun power array with battery storage, a 100-megawatt plant in White County. read more >

Entergy Plugs Into Chicot Solar, Now State’s Largest Array

Entergy Arkansas plugs into its second major solar power facility, a 350,000-panel array near Lake Village that is now the largest in Arkansas. read more >
Matt Bell, partner in Entegrity of Little Rock, foresees more distributed generation of electric power in the future, and expects a boom in solar projects to continue across Arkansas.
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Future of Arkansas Solar Starting to ClearLock Icon

Recent rulings in a five-year regulatory battle over solar energy policy in Arkansas leave two conclusions as sure as the sun rising in the east: More solar arrays are coming, and the fight over who will build them goes on. read more >
Entergy Arkansas Inc.'s Little Rock headquarters.

Entergy Corp. Pledges Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050

As renewable power surpasses coal as a U.S. energy source, Entergy Corp. of New Orleans is committing to cut power-production carbon emissions to zero within 30 years, and is teaming with Mitsubishi Power in Arkansas and three other states as part of that effort. read more >
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PSC’s Long-Awaited Net-Metering Ruling Favors Solar Industry

The Arkansas Public Service Commission ended four years of wrangling over pricing rules for solar power Monday, pleasing the solar installation industry with a ruling that keeps compensation high for power put back onto the electric grid by residences and small business power systems of less than 1 megawatt. read more >
Government & Politics

Update: Scenic Hill Assails Entergy Plan as Job Killer; Utility Says Halter Can’t Compete

Bill Halter, CEO of Scenic Hill Solar, pleads for regulators to reject a plan by Entergy Arkansas, but the utility says its solar offering will preserve jobs and save cities and counties money. 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 >
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Entergy, NextEra Break Ground on 100-MW Chicot Solar Near Lake Village

Entergy Arkansas plants its solar flag in southeast Arkansas, breaking ground on a 100-megawatt sun array near Lake Village with its solar partner, NextEra Energy Resources of Florida. read more >
Josh Davenport, CEO of Seal Solar Solutions of North Little Rock, with a demonstration model of the Tesla Powerwall. Seal has installed several of the battery units with solar panel projects and is seeing increased interest in storage options.
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Where’s Solar When the Grid Goes Out?Lock Icon

As the planet warms and storms, hurricanes, floods and wildfires intensify, backup power systems are an urgent new market in renewable energy. But take a lesson from windy, fiery California: Even if you have solar panels and sunshine, your home or business could stay dark. read more >
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Stuttgart, Already Known for Solar, Partners With Scenic Hill to Power City

Stuttgart, which bills itself as the world capital for rice production and duck hunting, is partnering with Scenic Hill Solar of North Little Rock to power all city government operations with sun energy from a new 3.15-megawatt solar plant. read more >
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Entergy Offers Customers a Way to Purchase Solar Power

As solar and renewable energy use surges and and utilities jump in with their own systems, the state's largest electric utility, Entergy Arkansas, is offering customers a way to run their homes and businesses with sun power. read more >
Today’s Power Inc. of Little Rock, Farmers Electric Cooperative Corp. and other officials break ground on a one-megawatt array near Newport.

Today’s Power, Farmers Electric Partner in Solar Project

Today’s Power Inc. of Little Rock adds to its growing string of small utility-scale solar power projects around the state. read more >
Laura Landreaux, president & CEO of Entergy Arkansas Inc.
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Entergy Arkansas Plans 100-MW Solar Facility in White County

Entergy Arkansas plans to build a 100-megawatt solar energy facility in White County near Searcy. The project would be the largest utility-owned solar facility in the state and the first to feature a battery for storing solar power. read more >