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Little Rock Goes Green: Sun Hog Solar Negotiates Deal to Power 70% of Municipal Electricity

Sun Hog is a subsidiary of Scenic Hill Solar and hopes to build a 4.9-megawatt solar array to supply about 70% of the municipal government’s electricity needs. read more >
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Lost Generation: Solar Power Shines Bright as Coal Plants Prepare to RetireLock Icon

New solar plants will help offset the loss of the two coal plants, which are set to close in 2028 and 2030. read more >
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Scenic Hill Tops Magazine List of Top Arkansas Solar Contractors

The company, led by CEO Bill Halter, a former Arkansas lieutenant governor, was named the magazine’s top solar contractor in Arkansas and the 12th largest commercial solar developer in the United States. read more >
Austin Taylor, an installer with Delta Solar of Little Rock, performed maintenance tasks last week on an array that provides 10% of the power used by the city of England.
Construction / Energy / Government & Politics

2024 Solar Deadline Poses Challenges for DevelopersLock Icon

Recent legislation changing Arkansas’ solar power policy has solar developers scrambling. read more >
Bill Halter, CEO, Scenic Hill Solar, said his company “realizes that the pandemic will mean challenges for financing and the industry.”
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Scenic Hill Solar Lands $100M Project for UA System

Scenic Hill Solar of Little Rock will create the state’s largest commercial solar project for the University of Arkansas System. read more >
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Producers Rice Mill Installing Solar-Plus-Storage Microgrid

Developers say it's the largest commercial and industrial solar project in Arkansas history, and one of the largest microgrid projects ever in the U.S. read more >
Bill Halter, CEO, Scenic Hill Solar, said his company “realizes that the pandemic will mean challenges for financing and the industry.”
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New Dawn for US Solar Rising Here, Halter Says

Last week, Scenic Hill Solar CEO Bill Halter announced a major initiative to make Arkansas a center of solar power that is “American Made, Arkansas Built.” read more >
Bill Halter, CEO, Scenic Hill Solar, said his company “realizes that the pandemic will mean challenges for financing and the industry.”
Energy / Manufacturing

Scenic Hill, Industry Leaders Announce ‘American Made, Arkansas Built’

The collaborative initiative aims to advance domestic solar technology and to position Arkansas for national leadership in the industry. read more >
Energy / Government & Politics

New Array by Scenic Hill Powers Water Authority in Harrison

The 1.1-megawatt power array is part of a public-private partnership. 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 >
Bill Halter, CEO, Scenic Hill Solar, said his company “realizes that the pandemic will mean challenges for financing and the industry.”
Energy

Appeals Court Ruling Backs Solar Development

The ruling upholds the net metering rate structure and reverses the authority of utilities to impose a grid charge. read more >
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Investments List Includes Banks, Tech, Farming

With $30.1 million raised, Tempus USF LLC of Little Rock tops Arkansas Business’ list of the largest private investment offerings ranked by total investment amount sold. read more >
Scenic Hill Solar CEO Bill Halter, left, and Greenwood Mayor Doug Kinslow stand in front of a new solar power plant that will supply electricity for nearly all city government operations. 
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Greenwood, Scenic Hill Celebrate Solar Array Completion

The 750-kilowatt solar power plant is expected to supply electricity for 98% of city government operations. read more >
Derek Dyson, takes over as president and CEO of solar array builder Today's Power Inc. on Jan. 1.
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Today’s Power Ready to Run on $23MLock Icon

The incoming CEO of Today’s Power Inc, attorney Derek Dyson, will have some extra cash — $23.35 million — to apply to his initiatives after he takes over Jan. 1. read more >
Bill Halter, CEO, Scenic Hill Solar, said his company “realizes that the pandemic will mean challenges for financing and the industry.”
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How Green Is Money? Ask L’Oréal, and Halter

Bill Halter is hardly the face of Maybelline, but he’s looking good in the wake of L’Oréal USA’s announcement last month that it has reached carbon-neutral operations in the United States. read more >
Construction

Scenic Hill Has View From Top of Solar Contractors List

Scenic Hill Solar of Little Rock is named Arkansas’ largest solar energy company on Solar Power World’s 10th annual Top Solar Contractors list. read more >
Energy

Shine Ranks 34th on National List of Home Solar Contractors

When brothers Nick and Caleb Gorden formed Shine Solar of Rogers five years ago, they expected sunny days and some storms, but they didn’t expect to be on a national magazine’s list of the nation’s top residential rooftop solar installers. read more >

NLR Wastewater Utility Dedicates Its Own Solar Power Array

The North Little Rock Wastewater Utility has hooked up to its own solar power array and is poised to get about 20% of its electricity load from the 850-kilowatt plant. read more >
From left, Brent Morgan, Bank OZK president of commercial banking in south Arkansas; Melvin Edwards, Bank OZK senior vice president/administrative services executive; Carmen McClennon, Bank OZK chief retail banking officer; Stuttgart Mayor Norma King Strabala; Tim Hicks, Bank OZK chief credit and administrative officer; Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin; Bill Halter of Scenic Hill Solar; Cathy Bonner, Bank OZK SVP/director of employee relations, diversity and inclusion; Nick Brown, Bank OZK director; and Senator Ricky Hill, Bank OZK EVP/commercial banking market executive.
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Bank OZK Holds Groundbreaking for $6M Solar Array

Bank OZK broke ground Thursday on its $6 million solar power plant that will power its Little Rock headquarters and 40 other locations. read more >