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Arkansas

Sunrise brief: New record for solar cell efficiency – 39.5% – built upon quantum wells

Also on the rise: Enphase Energy microinverter receives first UL interconnection certification. Arkansas judge upholds full rate net metering. Renewable energy advocate, Glick, nominated for another FERC term. And more.

In a big win for solar, Arkansas judge upholds full rate net-metering and denies a grid fee

In the Land of Opportunity, the Arkansas Court of Appeals ruled in favor of solar companies by upholding net metering compensation and simplified approval process for small systems.

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Plans finalized for lithium extraction project in Arkansas

Standard Lithium and LANXESS Corporation have come to terms on an agreement to speed the development of the first commercial lithium project in Arkansas.

Lightsource bp closes financing on 135 MW solar project in Arkansas and 345 MW solar project in Louisiana

Financing for both projects was facilitated by power purchase agreements. For the Arkansas project, the agreement is with Conway Corp. and for the Louisiana project the agreement is with McDonald’s and eBay.

Group asks that Entergy improve its resource planning

The utility overestimated costs for renewables in its resource plan and did not seriously consider solar-plus-storage hybrid systems, a stakeholder group said.

OMCO Solar to provide 15 MW of trackers to Arkansas projects

The deal came through the company’s second partnership with Entegrity Energy Partners.

Arkansas legislators consider bill to slash solar net metering value

House Bill 1787 would change the state’s net metering so that solar customers would lose roughly two-thirds of their current benefit.

Arkansas university’s 1 MW solar project includes training lab

The new lab and training program are expected to help fill a “current need for accredited technicians.”

Entergy Arkansas solar program slated to save $60m for local schools, other customers

“From October to November, our energy bill went down by $2,700,” said Robby Lowe, superintendent of the Junction City School District.

Morning Brief: Bipartisan energy deal rumored to be imminent in lame-duck session

Although the situation in DC remains “fluid.” Also in the brief: LG Energy’s new residential battery systems, and solar on Arkansas jails with Entegrity.

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