Category Archive: Solar Energy in Oklahoma

Solar Farm to Help Power Air Force Base in New Mexico

A huge solar farm will be constructed to help provide electrical power to the Holloman Air Force Base near Alamagordo, New Mexico.

The Air Force will work with El Paso Electric to build the 5-megawatt plant which will be the utility’s first renewable energy project built for a military installation.

The plant will be …

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Worker’s Death Shuts Down Covington Solar Plant Jobsite in Garfield County

A Garfield County jobsite was shut down Monday morning after the death of a contractor, according to a news report by KWTV-9.

The incident occurred around 10:00 a.m. when the worker became pinned underneath a trenching machine. The site is located near Longhorn Trail and Highway 74.

The 10-megawatt solar photovoltaic power plant at …

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Energy Secretary Predicts Solar Power Will Grow in Oklahoma

What’s the next energy potential for Oklahoma?  Solar. At least that’s the opinion of Michael Teague, Oklahoma’s Secretary of Energy and Environment.

It’s what he told the Northwest Oklahoma Alliance networking luncheon this week in Woodward according to the Woodward News.

“I think solar is the next potential for Oklahoma,” said Teague. “Look …

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OKC Obtains Solar Energy Growth Recognition

Oklahoma City has been recognized nationally for its efforts to promote solar energy.

The city has been awarded a bronze designation by SolSmart, a program funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Sunshot Initiative. The honor was for the city’s efforts in making it easier for people to choose solar energy options.

“Solar energy …

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While Oklahoma Targeted the Wind Industry Tax Credits, Louisiana Did the Same Over Solar Credits

While the move by the Oklahoma legislature to sunset some of the tax credits for the wind industry took effect July 1, hundreds of millions of dollars in other tax credits remain for the state.

But one state is doing something to clear its backlog of credits. Louisiana plans to spend $15 million eliminating …

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The Solar Energy Fight in Arkansas

A solar energy fight is underway in Arkansas and on one side are environmentalists while on the other side are power companies and even the State Attorney General.

The fight is focused on net metering and whether the state should eventually create a two-channel billing system  which would use a different electricity rate for …

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Electric Cooperative Expands Solar Energy Development

The Western Farmers Electric Cooperative recently dedicated 18 solar projects with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its Tuttle Solar Project location.

The Cooperative is adding 21 megawatts of solar power across the state including five utility-scale solar farms and 13 community solar sites.

The expansion into solar power was initiated several years ago. The …

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OKC Mayor Requests MAPS 3 Convention Center Solar Panel Cost Estimate

The MAPS 3 convention center architect has been asked by Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett to provide a cost estimate to study the feasibility of installing rooftop solar panels above the 200,000-square-foot exhibit hall, according to a report by The Oklahoman.

The roof is massive and provides a large site that could be …

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New Mexico Considers Solar Panels on State Buildings

In Santa Fe, New Mexico, the State Senate’s okayed a move to explore installing solar panels on state buildings.

The Senate voted 36-4 this week to direct the state General Services Department to pursue contracts with solar providers. It’s a move to state money on electricity costs over time with no up-front public …

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Solar Energy Looking Bright in Oklahoma With Addition of Two New Solar Farms

Solar energy became the top new energy source in the U.S. for 2016 with new installations doubling last year. Since January of this year, Oklahoma has welcomed two new solar farms aimed at providing a green and renewable source of energy for the Sooner State.

In late October, construction began near Marietta on …

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