Alternative Energy and Green Building Resources in Ouachita Mountains Region

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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 (12)
There are 12 resources serving Ouachita Mountains Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Green Building Organizations & Professionals serving Ouachita Mountains 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
Simmons First Bank Of Hot Springs
- Hot Springs, 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 Ouachita Mountains Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Renewable - Alternative Energy Organizations & Professionals serving Ouachita Mountains 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
Green Building Materials Market Opportunities, Manufacture Size, Developments and Future Forecasts To 2024 - Northwest Arkansas Politics
8/16/2019 2:27:00 PM
Green Building Materials Market Opportunities, Manufacture Size, Developments and Future Forecasts To 2024    Northwest Arkansas Politics This Green Building Materials market report presents a comprehensive overview, market shares, and growth opportunities of Green Building Materials industry ...

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 ...

Futuristic treehouse in Arkansas is designed to inspire imagination - Inhabitat
5/16/2019 3:00:00 AM
Futuristic treehouse in Arkansas is designed to inspire imagination    Inhabitat Heat-treated pine and steel were used to create this unique, futuristic treehouse inside the Garvan Woodland Gardens in central Arkansas.

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 | MH PRO - 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 | MH PRO    Multihousing Pro magazine Timberland Partners announced the acquisitions of Sullivan Square, in Bentonville, Arkansas and Parkway Lakeside, in O'Fallon, Illinois.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Freshwater Ecology - SustainableBusiness.com
11/29/2018 3:00:00 AM
Postdoctoral Fellow in Freshwater Ecology    SustainableBusiness.com Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation's top 2 percent of universities ...

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 ...

Teacher Naturalist (Seasonal) - SustainableBusiness.com
8/30/2018 3:00:00 AM
Teacher Naturalist (Seasonal)    SustainableBusiness.com Ozark Natural Science center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, residential, environmental education and conference facility in the heart of the Arkansas Ozarks. ~ ONSC ...

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.

Jonesboro's Arkansas State University breaks ground on convention center, hotel, restaurant project - Memphis Business Journal
5/18/2018 3:00:00 AM
Jonesboro's Arkansas State University breaks ground on convention center, hotel, restaurant project    Memphis Business Journal This upscale hotel convention center and restaurant complex will bring an incredible amount of vibrancy, business, conventions, meetings and events of all ...

UACCM Dedicates Workforce Training Center - Log Cabin Democrat
4/23/2018 3:00:00 AM
UACCM Dedicates Workforce Training Center    Log Cabin Democrat The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton invites the public to attend the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Workforce ...

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.

Nation's first large-scale mass timber residence hall breaks ground in Arkansas - Inhabitat
11/30/2017 3:00:00 AM
Nation's first large-scale mass timber residence hall breaks ground in Arkansas    Inhabitat The nation's first large-scale mass timber student dorms, the Stadium Drive Residence Halls, recently broke ground at the University of Arkansas.

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 award is one of seven given out each year by USGBC Arkansas as part of the group's Green Tie Leader Awards recognizing achievements in sustainability ...

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, ...

Arkansas university students designed this prefab cantilevering home for $136 per square foot - Inhabitat
9/9/2016 3:00:00 AM
Arkansas university students designed this prefab cantilevering home for $136 per square foot    Inhabitat This prefab Cantilever House in Little Rock, Arkansas, is a modular residence constructed by the students.

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
Canadians Set to Extract Arkansas Lithium From Saltwater Sea - U.S. News & World Report
7/15/2019 3:00:00 AM
Canadians Set to Extract Arkansas Lithium From Saltwater Sea    U.S. News & World Report LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Robert Mintak's pipe dream is now in the pipeline.

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 ...

Trump EPA rolls back Obama rule on coal-fired power plants - Arkansas Online
6/19/2019 3:00:00 AM
Trump EPA rolls back Obama rule on coal-fired power plants    Arkansas Online WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Wednesday completed one of its biggest rollbacks of environmental rules, replacing a landmark Obama-era ...

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.

Arkansas Associations - amppob.com
5/1/2019 11:20:25 AM
Arkansas Associations    amppob.com Each month, Arkansas Money & Politics will profile three professional associations to explore the business, industry, governmental and not-for-profit agencies ...

Environmentalists push SWEPCO to show value of coal in its IRP - Utility Dive
4/18/2019 3:00:00 AM
Environmentalists push SWEPCO to show value of coal in its IRP    Utility Dive The Sierra Club wants Arkansas regulators to direct Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO) to update and refile its integrated resource plan (IRP) to ...

Arkansas utility contracts NextEra to build 100MW PV project with 30MW storage - Energy Storage News
3/19/2019 3:00:00 AM
Arkansas utility contracts NextEra to build 100MW PV project with 30MW storage    Energy Storage News NextEra Resources will build a 100MW solar farm for Arkansas utility Entergy Arkansas, to include 30MW of battery energy storage, as Entergy seeks to build out ...

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 ...

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 1,500 miles in the solar powered car ...

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.

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 ...

Power Converter Could Improve Delivery of Renewable Energy to the Grid - Electronic Design
6/10/2015 3:00:00 AM
Power Converter Could Improve Delivery of Renewable Energy to the Grid    Electronic Design A research team at the University of Arkansas has invented a high-frequency matrix converter that will convert renewable energy from a variety of sources into a ...