Alternative Energy and Green Building Resources in Arkansas Valley Region

 Energy Best Management Practices

   
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Energy Saver 101 - Everything You Need to Know About Landscaping
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Landscaping doesn't only add beauty to your home, but it can also improve your home's comfort and lower your energy bills.

 

Cut Electricity Costs

This site offers advice on how to save money by saving energy. Learn proven tips that cost nothing to implement and require very little lifestyle change that have the potential of cutting your electric bill significantly. For the more energy conscious homeowner, there are discussions on more advanced topics like residential wind power, home solar energy, and low energy lighting. Be green and save green! Click here.

 

Best Management Practices for Solar and Wind Energy Development - A Conservationist’s Guide
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Best Management Practices provide science-based criteria and standards that land managers and conservation planners follow in making and implementing decisions about human uses and projects that affect our natural resources.

 

Managing Manure with Biogas Recovery Systems BMPs
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Improved performance at competitive costs is promised by this 2002 EPA publication all about anaerobic digestion and biogas recovery for energy.

 

Green Remediation Best Management Practices - Integrating Renewable Energy into Site Cleanup
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Use of renewable energy resources provides a significant opportunity to reduce the environmental footprint of activities conducted during investigation, remediation, and monitoring of hazardous waste sites.

 

15 O & M Best Practices for Energy Efficient Buildings
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Building operation and maintenance programs specifically designed to enhance operating efficiency of HVAC and lighting systems can save 5 to 20 percent of the energy bills without significant capital investment.

 

Fall and Winter Energy-Saving Tips
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Simple and inexpensive actions can help you save energy and money during the cool fall and winter months.

 

Energy Saver 101 Infographic - Home Cooling
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You can reduce air conditioning energy use by 20-50 percent by switching to high-efficiency air conditioners and taking other actions to lower your home cooling costs.

 

Energy Saver 101 Infographic - Home Energy Audits
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A home energy audit helps you pinpoint where your house is losing energy and what you can do to save money. A home energy audit will also assess health and safety issues that might exist in your home.

 

Tips - Your Home's Energy Use
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A home energy assessment (sometimes referred to as an energy audit) will show what parts of your house use the most energy and suggest the best ways to cut energy costs.

 

Anaerobic Digestion 101
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This is an article from the EPA site about anaerobic/biomass recovery systems.  Click here to read the information: 

 

Partial Composting for Biodrying Organic Materials
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This factsheet differentiates composting from biodrying, with the former leading to good soil amendments and the latter leading to good material for bioenergy production.& ...

 

Composting
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This factsheet explains the compost process, what can be composted, its benefits, and the major different methods of composting.

 

Easy Compost
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How to make and use a garbage can composter.

 

Three-Bin Turning Compost Bins
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This fact sheet explains how to build bins from concrete blocks or wood, and how to add waste and maintain the compost.

 

Best Management Practices for Fayetteville Shale Natural Gas Activities

This 30-page document developed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service in cooperation with numerous state and federal agencies, provides a comprehensive overview of recommended voluntary practices for energy companies during exploration, drilling and reclamation activities.& ...

 

U.S. Farm Anaerobic Digester Status - A 2011 Snapshot
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This EPA factsheet gives information on trends in use of these manure management systems in the U.S.

 

Farmers’ Guide to Wind Energy
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A 293 page guide to the Legal Issues in Farming the Wind on your farm from June 2007

 

 Green Building

   
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Energy Saver 101 - Everything You Need to Know About Landscaping
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Landscaping doesn't only add beauty to your home, but it can also improve your home's comfort and lower your energy bills.

 

Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM) Lender Database

 

What is green building?

By U.S. Green Building Council
How do buildings work with our natural surroundings to create a more sustainable place to live? Learn how LEED can help make our world greener for all.
 

 

The Business Case for Green Building

The WorldGBC launched its new report, "The Business Case for Green Building" in March 2013. Miles Keeping introduces the report and its findings at Ecobuild in London.

 

Energy Saver 101 Infographic - Home Cooling
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You can reduce air conditioning energy use by 20-50 percent by switching to high-efficiency air conditioners and taking other actions to lower your home cooling costs.

 

Energy Saver 101 Infographic - Home Energy Audits
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A home energy audit helps you pinpoint where your house is losing energy and what you can do to save money. A home energy audit will also assess health and safety issues that might exist in your home.

 

Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM)
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What is an Energy Efficient Mortgage? Energy efficient mortgages (EEMs, sometimes known as “green mortgages”) are loans that allow homeowners to finance energy-efficient upgrades for their current home or in a new home purchase.& ...

 

The five principles of green building
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Green buildings are designed, constructed, and operated to enhance the well-being of their occupants and support a healthy community and natural environment.

 

Show Green Building Organizations & Professionals (11)
There are 11 resources serving Arkansas Valley Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Green Building Organizations & Professionals serving Arkansas Valley Region
Architects
William Harke
LaBella Associates - Architecture Division Director - Yarmouth, ME
Certified Energy Auditors
3FFICIENT Energy
- Oceanside, CA
HP Engineering, Inc.
- Rogers, AR
HP Engineering, Inc.
- Fayetteville, AR
Energy Efficient Mortgage Lenders
Access National Mortgage
- Reston, VA
Bank Of Little Rock Mortgage Corp
- North Little Rock, AR
Walter 'BO' Smith, Jr.
Cornerstone Home Lending, Inc. - Mortgage Financing Specialist - Jackson, MS
Green Building Professionals
HP Engineering, Inc.
- Rogers, AR
HP Engineering, Inc.
- Fayetteville, AR
Living Habitats
Heidi Natura, RLA, ASLA, LEED AP - Founder & Partner - Chicago, IL
Third-Sun Solar
- Athens, OH

 Renewable - Alternative Energy

   
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Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM) Lender Database

 

Cut Electricity Costs

This site offers advice on how to save money by saving energy. Learn proven tips that cost nothing to implement and require very little lifestyle change that have the potential of cutting your electric bill significantly. For the more energy conscious homeowner, there are discussions on more advanced topics like residential wind power, home solar energy, and low energy lighting. Be green and save green! Click here.

 

Residential Solar Panel Systems Complete Renewable Energy Solutions for Your Home
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Solar panels are the stars of the residential solar system, gleaming on the rooftop as they tell the world, or at least the neighborhood, that this homeowner cares enough about the environment to ease the household’s carbon footprint while smartly lowering electric bills. & ...

 

Finding the Right Solar Panel Installer
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Finding the right contractor is possibly the single most important part of a solar installation project. Homeowners choosing to go solar often are excited to start the process.

 

Why Renewable Energy?
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Clean energy sources like wind and solar can help us reduce climate change, but can harm wildlife and wildlands if not carefully located.

 

Hydrogen Energy
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Hydrogen can store energy until it's needed and move it to where it's needed.

 

Hydropower
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Moving water has energy.

 

Biomass Energy
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Biomass is anything that is, or once was, alive. Biomass is wood, plants, and garbage.

 

Geothermal Energy
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Geothermal energy is heat inside the Earth. Geothermal energy is renewable.

 

Wind Energy
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Wind is moving air. There will be wind as long as the sun shines.

 

Solar Energy
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Solar energy is light energy. Solar energy is renewable.

 

Why Is Solar Energy?
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Every day, the sun radiates an enormous amount of energy - called solar energy. It radiates more energy in one day than the world uses in one year.

 

Home Solar Panels - Pros, Cons, and Hidden Costs
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Once limited to consumers with deep pockets and strong environmentalist values, solar panels are less expensive than ever.

 

NREL - Dynamic Maps, GIS Data and Analysis Tools - Visualization & Geospatial Tools

National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) Geospatial Data Science Team have developed tools that allow users to determine things such as how much electricity can be produced from solar systems on a house or what renewable resources are available in a specific area. The most current list of available NREL's GIS tools for biomass, solar, geothermal, wind, transportation and hydrogen can be accessed here.

 

BioDiesel Retail Location Finder

Biodiesel is a clean-burning replacement for petroleum diesel that can be used in virtually any diesel engine without modification. Biodiesel is produced from a variety of domestically available, renewable sources including vegetable oil, biomass (such as wood chips) and animal fats. It acts like diesel fuel, but produces fewer harmful emissions, is biodegradable and nontoxic, and is safer to use the diesel fuel.
Find a biodiesel retail location in your area »

 

Barking Up the Wrong Tree? Forest Sustainability in the Wake of Emerging Bioenergy Policies
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Renewable energy policies generally have assumed that forests can provide a significant source of environmentally-friendly feedstocks for electricity, heat and power generation.

 

A Landowner’s Guide to Carbon Sequestration Credits

This guide offers a path for local landowners to earn additional income while helping diminish adverse effects of global climate change through implementation of carbon sequestration and other stackable incentives.

 

Show Renewable - Alternative Energy Organizations & Professionals (30)
There are 30 resources serving Arkansas Valley Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Renewable - Alternative Energy Organizations & Professionals serving Arkansas Valley Region
Alternative Energy
3FFICIENT Energy
- Oceanside, CA
AgBioworks
Peter Nelson - Co-Coordinator - Memphis, TN
AMERESCO Solar
- Framingham, MA
American Resource & Energy
- Saint Paul, MN
American Solar Energy Society
- Boulder, CO
Cianbro
- Pittsfield, ME
Dasolar
Douglas ArrisonNV
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center - Raleigh, NC
DISGEN Development Services, LLC
Dale Osborn - President - Lakewood, CO
ElectraTherm
- Reno, NV
Encore Renewable Energy
Jesse Stowell - Vice President of Business Development - Burlington, VT
Farm Pilot Project Coordination, Inc.
- Tampa, FL
FDC Enterprises Grasslands Services
- New Albany, OH
FutureMetrics
- Bethel, ME
Heatek Energy LLC
Evan Jones - Engineer - Auburn, ME
LetsGoSolar.com
Laura Brigham - Editor - San Francisco, CA
National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service
- Butte, MT
Pika Energy
- Westbrook, ME
Ridgeland Enterprises
Alan Strain - Clarkridge, AR
Smart Solar
- Libertyville, IL
Solar Panels Plus
- Chesapeake, VA
Southwall Technologies Window Films
Jill Clardy - Director, Sales Operations & Customer Service - Chicago, IL
Sun City Solar
- Tulsa, OK
Sustainable Strategies
- Saint Charles, IL
The Price Companies, Inc.
- Monticello, AR
Westervelt Renewable Energy
- Tuscaloosa, AL
ZeroBase Energy, LLC
- Ferndale, MI
Energy Assistance Programs
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center - Raleigh, NC
Waste Management Specialists
BigBelly Solar Compacting Trash Receptacle
- Needham, MA
EarthCare Technologies Inc.
Phil Fredericks - Owner - West Fork, AR
 

 Google News about Alternative Energy and Green Building Resources

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Green Building News Items
Pulse: Project News for the Week of July 29, 2019 - Engineering News-Record
7/24/2019 3:00:00 AM
Pulse: Project News for the Week of July 29, 2019    Engineering News-Record Planning Arkansas Sun Bio Material, a subsidiary of Shandong Sun Paper, is planning to construct a pulp mill in Arkadelphia. The mill will produce 600000 tons ...

75 Arkansas / Blattner Hall - new students' residence for California College of the Arts - World Architecture News
6/3/2019 3:00:00 AM
75 Arkansas / Blattner Hall - new students' residence for California College of the Arts    World Architecture News In response to the critical unmet need for affordable student housing near the San Francisco campus of the California College of the Arts (CCA), Simon Blattner a ...

Arkansas Urology celebrates new Conway location with groundbreaking ceremony - www.fox16.com
5/29/2019 3:00:00 AM
Arkansas Urology celebrates new Conway location with groundbreaking ceremony    www.fox16.com In 2017, Arkansas Urology acquired Conway Urology, an independent group practice located at 495 Hogan Lane. Since this merger, two additional physicians ...

Pulse: Project News for the Week of April 22, 2019 - Engineering News-Record
4/17/2019 3:00:00 AM
Pulse: Project News for the Week of April 22, 2019    Engineering News-Record Planning Arkansas Springhouse Village of Hot Springs is planning to build a 75-bed assisted living facility on Files Road in Hot Springs. The project is valued at ...

Clinton Presidential Center tiny House auction to help fund Operation Finally Home mortgage-free project for Conway veteran - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
3/16/2019 3:00:00 AM
Clinton Presidential Center tiny House auction to help fund Operation Finally Home mortgage-free project for Conway veteran    Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Like a chain reaction, something small will lead to something big. A tiny house at the Clinton Presidential Center will hopefully give that last little boost so that a ...

Timberland Partners announces purchase of Sullivan Square, Bentonville, AR, 535 units and Parkway Lakeside, O'Fallon, IL, 232 units - Multihousing Pro magazine
3/13/2019 3:00:00 AM
Timberland Partners announces purchase of Sullivan Square, Bentonville, AR, 535 units and Parkway Lakeside, O'Fallon, IL, 232 units    Multihousing Pro magazine Timberland Partners announced the acquisitions of Sullivan Square, in Bentonville, Arkansas and Parkway Lakeside, in O'Fallon, Illinois.

Green parking lots becoming more commonplace in Northwest Arkansas, elsewhere - Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
9/9/2018 3:00:00 AM
Green parking lots becoming more commonplace in Northwest Arkansas, elsewhere    Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Environmentally friendly parking lots reduce the amount of sediment flowing to streams, which keeps pollutants out of drinking water, and drops the heat ...

Falling for Fayetteville, Ark. – a piece of the Ozarks made for urbanites - Minneapolis Star Tribune
6/8/2018 3:00:00 AM
Falling for Fayetteville, Ark. – a piece of the Ozarks made for urbanites    Minneapolis Star Tribune Immersion in this Arkansas city exposed its wealth of culture — and a shift in thinking.

Fayetteville building awarded LEED Platinum certification - Fayetteville Flyer
1/8/2018 3:00:00 AM
Fayetteville building awarded LEED Platinum certification    Fayetteville Flyer A building located in downtown Fayetteville was awarded the only LEED Platinum certification in the state of Arkansas for 2017.

Investor lands $45M loan through Fannie Mae for biggest real estate deal yet in Texas - Dallas Business Journal
12/14/2017 3:00:00 AM
Investor lands $45M loan through Fannie Mae for biggest real estate deal yet in Texas    Dallas Business Journal A Little Rock, Arkansas investment group has recently closed on its biggest real estate yet in Texas with the $45 million acquisition of the Windhaven Park ...

Fayetteville Public Library wins Green Building Legacy Award - Fayetteville Flyer
7/27/2017 3:00:00 AM
Fayetteville Public Library wins Green Building Legacy Award    Fayetteville Flyer The Fayetteville Public Library was selected as the 2017 Green Building Legacy Award winner by the U.S. Green Building Council – Arkansas, library officials ...

Big plans for a tiny home - Arkansas Online
11/22/2016 3:00:00 AM
Big plans for a tiny home    Arkansas Online Tiny houses are huge. Wee little structures take up space on home-centric channels as viewers marvel at how much can fit into a home the size of some people's ...

Logoly State Park dedicates new visitors center - Arkansas Times
10/20/2016 3:00:00 AM
Logoly State Park dedicates new visitors center    Arkansas Times Logoly State Park in McNeil (5 miles northeast of Magnolia) recently dedicated the park's new 7,161-square-foot visitors center to a crowd of excited guests who, ...

Clinton School Building Becomes Oldest In Arkansas To Receive Certification - KUAR
4/22/2014 3:00:00 AM
Clinton School Building Becomes Oldest In Arkansas To Receive Certification    KUAR A former railroad station in Little Rock that today houses the Clinton Foundation and the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public *Service* is.

ECO Modern Flats becomes first LEED Platinum-certified apartment complex in Arkansas - Fayetteville Flyer
5/13/2011 3:00:00 AM
ECO Modern Flats becomes first LEED Platinum-certified apartment complex in Arkansas    Fayetteville Flyer Last December, Fayetteville was patting itself on the back after news that it would become home to the first LEED certified multi-family development in the state.

Renewable - Alternative Energy News Items
EPA plans to ease methane rules - Arkansas Online
8/30/2019 3:00:00 AM
EPA plans to ease methane rules    Arkansas Online President Donald Trump's administration laid out a plan Thursday to cut back on the regulation of methane emissions, a major contributor to climate change.

UAFS shines light on solar certificate program - Times Record
6/19/2019 3:00:00 AM
UAFS shines light on solar certificate program    Times Record With solar energy programs gaining ground in Arkansas, a Van Buren business has teamed up with the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith to offer educational ...

Largest solar array on city land in Arkansas to start operating July 1 - talkbusiness.net
5/14/2019 3:00:00 AM
Largest solar array on city land in Arkansas to start operating July 1    talkbusiness.net Construction is on schedule and on budget for the largest solar array on city-owned land in Arkansas, and the 10-megawatt system is expected to begin ...

'Salt battery' holds promise in search for renewable energy - Arkansas Online
5/12/2019 3:00:00 AM
'Salt battery' holds promise in search for renewable energy    Arkansas Online In the hum and heat of Berlin's Reuter thermal power station stands a shining contraption that looks out of place in the decades-old machine hall.

21 Apple supply-chain firms give renewable-energy vow - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
4/12/2019 3:00:00 AM
21 Apple supply-chain firms give renewable-energy vow    Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Apple announced Thursday that 21 manufacturers in its supply chain recently vowed to obtain all their electricity from renewable sources, bringing to more than ...

How Arkansas eliminated third-party solar barriers in a red state - Utility Dive
3/15/2019 3:00:00 AM
How Arkansas eliminated third-party solar barriers in a red state    Utility Dive A Republican-sponsored bill passed in Arkansas this week is seen as a major boost for solar power as it will allow third-party financing and increase project size ...

PSC Chairman says market-based solar program could boost Arkansas economy - talkbusiness.net
2/27/2019 3:00:00 AM
PSC Chairman says market-based solar program could boost Arkansas economy    talkbusiness.net Arkansas Public *Service* Commission chairman Ted Thomas said Wednesday (Feb. 27) that “big picture” legislation to expand the state's solar marketplace ...

Solar power gaining popularity on South Arkansas farms - Magnoliareporter
7/4/2018 3:00:00 AM
Solar power gaining popularity on South Arkansas farms    Magnoliareporter Fields across Arkansas seem to be sprouting solar panels as multiple growers take advantage of the one thing they can count on: the sun.

Arkansas Students Prepare For Cross-Country Solar Road Trip - KUAR
5/31/2018 3:00:00 AM
Arkansas Students Prepare For Cross-Country Solar Road Trip    KUAR A group of 10 students from LISA Academy North charter school in North Little Rock are preparing for a journey of almost 1500 miles in the solar powered.

Entergy, NextEra Energy Resources celebrate commissioning of Arkansas' largest universal solar energy project - PR Newswire
5/29/2018 3:00:00 AM
Entergy, NextEra Energy Resources celebrate commissioning of Arkansas' largest universal solar energy project    PR Newswire STUTTGART, Ark., May 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- State and local leaders joined executives from NextEra Energy Resources (NYSE: NEE) and Entergy ...

AEP, owner of SWEPCO, announces accelerated move away from coal to renewable energy - Arkansas Times
2/6/2018 3:00:00 AM
AEP, owner of SWEPCO, announces accelerated move away from coal to renewable energy    Arkansas Times AEP, or American Electric Power, was once the country's biggest user of coal to generate electricity. It announced today a continuation of a change in direction ...

Fayetteville commits to 100 percent clean, renewable energy - Arkansas Times
1/3/2018 3:00:00 AM
Fayetteville commits to 100 percent clean, renewable energy    Arkansas Times The city of Fayetteville yesterday became the fifty-fourth city in the nation — and the first in Arkansas — to commit to 100 percent clean and renewable energy.

Solar advocates get unlikely boost from GOP lawmaker at pivotal rule hearing - Arkansas Times
11/30/2017 3:00:00 AM
Solar advocates get unlikely boost from GOP lawmaker at pivotal rule hearing    Arkansas Times At a packed public meeting Thursday, the Arkansas Public *Service* Commission heard testimony in advance of a major decision on net metering that could ...

As costs go down, solar power rises in Arkansas; homeowners, businesses installing panels - Arkansas Online
10/22/2017 3:00:00 AM
As costs go down, solar power rises in Arkansas; homeowners, businesses installing panels    Arkansas Online RUSSELLVILLE -- In the shadow of factories and white plumes of air from the Nuclear One power plant, 30 solar panels sit atop Joshua's Fine Jewelry in ...

Entergy, NextEra Energy Resources break ground on Arkansas' largest universal solar energy project - PR Newswire
5/9/2017 3:00:00 AM
Entergy, NextEra Energy Resources break ground on Arkansas' largest universal solar energy project    PR Newswire STUTTGART, Ark., May 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Local leaders joined executives from NextEra Energy Resources (NYSE: NEE) and Entergy Arkansas (NYSE: ...

Bringing Up Arkansas's 'F' In Solar - KUAR
10/4/2016 3:00:00 AM
Bringing Up Arkansas's 'F' In Solar    KUAR Ouachita Electric Cooperative Corporation's 76-acre, 12 megawatt solar farm in East Camden accounts for roughly 20 percent of its production. It's by far the ...