Category Archive: Solar Energy in Oklahoma

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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Solar Plane Enroute to Tulsa—-Pilot Says Plane Can Stay in the Air Forever

The solar-powered airplane, Solar Impulse 2 is scheduled to land late tonight in Tulsa, enroute from Phoenix, Arizona on an18-hour flight.

Tulsa was picked at the last minute as a landing site because of clear weather. Those behind the round-the-world flight attempt that started in March 2015 in the United Arab Emirates must …

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Solar Powered Plane Set to Fly to Midwestern U.S.

The solar-powered airline that landed on the west coast of the United States just a week ago flew to Phoenix, Arizona on Monday, safely completing the 10th leg of its round-the-world quest.

Solar Impulse 2’s crew will now prepare for a flight to somewhere in the Midwest. The plane, with wings stretching wider than those …

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