Category Archive: Solar Energy in Oklahoma

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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Sierra Club’s Saturday Summit to Focus on State’s Solar Power Capacity



The Oklahoma Sierra Club will sponsor a Saturday Summit in Oklahoma City on Saturday featuring Solar Energy.

Attorney and former Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner Jim Roth, Pawnee Mayor Brad Sewell, Oklahoma City Councilman Ed Shadid and several solar executives will speak during the October 1 event to be held in the south conference …

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L’Oreal Expanding its Solar Power Projects in Arkansas and Kentucky


Cosmetics maker L’Oreal USA says it’s building thousands of solar panels at its operations in Arkansas and Kentucky.

The company calls it a move to help cut carbon emissions and also create two of the largest solar-powered projects in each state.

At least 4,000 solar panels will be installed at the L’Oreal operation …

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The Future is Bright for U.S. Solar Power Growth

U.S. solar power capacity grew by more than two gigawatts during the second quarter of 2016, representing an astonishing 43 percent increase from the same period last year, according to the latest U.S. Solar Market Insight Report released on Monday by GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association.

“We’re seeing the beginning …

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FTC Approves Tesla Bid to Acquire SolarCity


The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday approved electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors, Inc.’s bid to purchase SolarCity Corp. for $2.6 billion. The FTC fast-tracked the deal “because the merging companies have few or no overlaps.”

Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO, said in July that merging Tesla with SolarCity would create the “world’s only vertically …

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Elon Musk Wants to Raise The Roof With His Version of Clean Energy

Electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors, Inc. and CEO Elon Musk have set their sights beyond a revolutionary automobile. Musk wants to become a major supplier of clean energy, one roof at a time.

Tesla is purchasing SolarCity Corp. in a blockbuster $2.6 billion deal designed to broaden the automaker’s clean energy aspirations by …

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Construction Starts on Largest Solar Energy Project in Midwest


Oklahoma has yet to get a commercial solar operation but solar remains of high interest in the Midwest.  Now construction has started on the largest solar energy project in the Midwest is underway in Chisago County, Minnesota.

There, D.E. Shaw Renewable Investments, LLC acquired the 100 MW North Star Solar Project from Community …

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Solar Power to Run New Toyota North American Headquarters in Plano, Texas




When Toyota completes its new North American headquarters in Plano, Texas, the electrical power provided to the operation will be 100 percent renewable energy.

MP2 Energy, a full-service power company based in The Woodlands, Texas has been awarded a five-year retail electricity contract for the headquarters.

The campus will be 2.1 million …

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Wind and Solar Power Projects in North Dakota and Michigan


Solar and wind power projects are the focus in North Dakota and Michigan. The North Dakota Public Service Commission plans a public hearing on a proposed $153 million wind farm and associated electric transmission line in Oliver and Morton counties. The 48-turbine wind farm is proposed by a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources. Should it …

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Albuquerque Considers Pledge of 25% Electricity from Solar Power




The City of Albuquerque, New Mexico is considering a move to joint other communities in setting goals to acquire more electricity from renewable resources including solar production.

The City council voted recently to delay a decision for two weeks on a resolution to get at least 25 percent of the electricity from …

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