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Will the Sun Set on Solar's Tax Break?

Will the Sun Set on Solar's Tax Break?

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Solar businesses fear the toll as U.S. tax credits, now 26%, are set to fall to 22% in 2021 and to 10% for commercial projects only in 2022, barring policy shifts. read more >

Future of Arkansas Solar Starting to Clear

Future of Arkansas Solar Starting to Clear

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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 >

PSC Borrows Car Analogy for Solar Rates

PSC Borrows Car Analogy for Solar Rates

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The Arkansas Public Service Commission last Monday pleased the solar industry by largely siding with the industry over utilities, which had suggested a far lower rate for solar power generated by customers and returned to the grid. read more >

PSC's Long-Awaited Net-Metering Ruling Favors Solar Industry

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 >

Solar Jobs on the Line, Insiders Fear

Solar Jobs on the Line, Insiders Fear

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With the coronavirus pandemic wreaking economic havoc, former Lt. Gov. Bill Halter fears a long-awaited state ruling on solar power policy could threaten $125 million in projects by his firm alone. read more >

Solar Projects on a Roll With PSC Ruling in Offing

Solar Projects on a Roll With PSC Ruling in Offing

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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 >

PSC's Solar Rate Decision Remains on Horizon

PSC's Solar Rate Decision Remains on Horizon

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Phase 1 set an expedited process for reviewing proposals for generation systems above the state’s 300-kilowatt cap for net metering. Phase II, deliberating future rate structures, has taken time. read more >

Louisiana Regulators OK $4.5B Wind Catcher Project

Louisiana Regulators OK $4.5B Wind Catcher Project

Louisiana utility regulators approved plans Wednesday for a $4.5 billion Oklahoma wind energy project, acting about six weeks after Arkansas’ Public Service Commission gave its approval to the project, known as the Wind Catcher Energy Connection. read more >