Category Archive: Solar Energy in Oklahoma

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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EDF Renewable Energy Expands with New Acquisition

EDF Renewable Energy, the firm building the Great Western wind farm in northwest Oklahoma has just acquired Global Resource Options, Inc, a privately owned company that provides development and turnkey engineering, procurement and construction. It allows EDF to expand further into other renewable energy forms.

The acquisition, according to the announcement by EDF makes …

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Kentucky’s Largest Solar Power Plant Nearly Operational

The largest solar facility in the State of Kentucky has been unveiled by Louisville Gas & Electric and Kentucky Utilities.  Located near Burgin, the complex includes a hydroelectric plant, three coal-fired generating units and seven natural gas-fired combustion turbines. The $36 million project was approved by the State Public Service Commission in December 2014 and …

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Solar Plane On Course For Weekend Arrival in Silicon Valley

A solar-powered airplane on an around-the-world journey has reached the halfway point as it travels from Hawaii to California.

The Solar Impulse 2 aircraft is operating with pilot Bertrand Piccard at the controls. Piccard took a few minutes Friday to exchange pleasantries with the United Nations secretary general as he flew high above …

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Latest Energy Bankruptcy Involves Solar Giant SunEdison

One of the nation’s latest energy firms to end up in Chapter 11 bankruptcy is SunEdison, considered a solar energy giant in the U.S. The Missouri based company had been dealing with financial problems in the past year and earlier this month admitted it had a $12 billion debt. But in the bankruptcy filing, SunEdison …

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