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Getting Solar Value After October Switch

Arkansas’ net-metering credits to utility customers for solar energy they add to the grid will change drastically for systems connected after Sept. 31. read more >
Arkansas’ only nuclear power plant, Entergy Arkansas’ Nuclear One, is near Russellville on the banks of Lake Dardanelle.
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Navigating Arkansas’ Energy Landscape: Solar Grows, Nuclear Shines

Buddy Hasten sees a lot of sun power in Arkansas’ future, but he also forecasts some dark moments as American utilities continue to turn away from burning coal to create electricity. read more >
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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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Entegrity’s Flint Richter Discusses Solar Policies Shifting this FallLock Icon

On Oct. 1, the new state policy will cut the credit by about half, from the retail rate utilities charge for power to the wholesale rate they pay for it. 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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$20M Entegrity Arrays Power Multiple Entities

Booneville and Nashville, Arkansas, have some shiny new economic drivers: solar arrays built by Entegrity of Little Rock, now owned wholly by Nabholz Construction Corp. read more >
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CEO Kecia Wolf on Modernizing the Grid with Southwest Arkansas Electric Cooperative

Kecia Wolf, a certified public accountant, was named president and CEO in November. read more >

West Memphis Solar Project Scheduled to be Done Next YearLock Icon

Developer NextEra Energy Resources of Juno Beach, Florida, and engineering, procurement and construction contractor Moss & Associates of Fort Lauderdale began work in April. read more >
Energy / Government & Politics

A Solar Compromise with House Bill 1370

A bill to shift Arkansas policy on solar power appeared headed toward legislative victory last week after some compromises and a heated committee hearing. 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 >
Washington County's 2.01-megawatt, 5,400 panel solar system on its south campus near Clydesdale Drive in Fayetteville.
Energy

Sun Power Up Above, Battery Power Below

More and more renewable energy-related businesses are popping up across Arkansas, including solar projects and lithium mining for EV batteries. read more >
Ted Thomas
Energy / Government & Politics

Update: Ted Thomas Resigns from PSC for Private Sector

The news of Thomas’ resignation came immediately on the heels of a fierce notice of recusal from a solar interconnection case. read more >
Energy

PSC Opens Inquiry Into Solar Array Delays

The Arkansas Public Service Commission is demanding answers from the state’s 17 electric distribution co-ops on accusations of foot-dragging and obstruction in solar interconnections. read more >
Construction / Government & Politics

Commerce Inquiry Imperils Solar Industry, Advocates Say

The investigation could result in retroactive tariffs of up to 240%. read more >
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Entergy Makes Offer of Synergy to Solar Proponents

As the Arkansas Public Service Commission wrangles over rules for putting home-generated electricity onto the grid, the biggest news for Pulaski County may be that it could find a path to net metering despite Entergy’s opposition to its legal arguments. read more >
Construction / Energy

Ozarks Electric to Build Solar Generation Facility in Springdale

Ozarks Electric will soon begin construction of a one-megawatt solar generation facility in Springdale, the company announced on Wednesday. read more >