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  1. A growing job creator

    Northwest Arkansas Business Journal // February 19, 2018

    AAEA executive director Katie Laning Niebaum shares why the advanced energy industry is a key job creator in Arkansas.

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  2. Solve energy poverty, win $1 million prize

    Northwest Arkansas Business Journal // February 19, 2018

    Dr. Alan Mantooth, professor of electrical engineering at AAEA member the University of Arkansas and president of Power Electronics Society, announced a $1 million prize will be given to the winner of a competition to solve worldwide energy poverty.

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  3. AAEA Releases Annual Report for 2017

    Arkansas Advanced Energy Association // January 24, 2018

    Demand for advanced energy technologies and services continues to grow in Arkansas, as illustrated by the 2017 Annual Report from AAEA and its educational affiliate, the Arkansas Advanced Energy Foundation.

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  4. A Solar Year: Top 10 Arkansas Business Stories from 2017

    Arkansas Business // December 18, 2017

    Solar power kept its momentum in Arkansas in 2017, with businesses, farms and even a telephone company reaching for the sun, but the long-term fate of home-generated power faced high noon on Nov. 30. That’s when state regulators heard arguments for and against letting utilities essentially pay less than their retail rate to net-metering customers — those whose solar panels put excess wattage onto the grid.

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  5. SATCO Company Becomes First Solar Powered Telephone Company

    Today's Power, Inc. // December 11, 2017

    “Today’s Power has given South Arkansas the opportunity to be a leader in the solar development of Arkansas, and now with our (OECC & SATCO) ability to provide fiber the future for south Arkansas in general is very bright, and we are looking forward to the sun shining.” - Mark Cayce, GM, Ouachita Electric Cooperative

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  6. PSC Solar Hearing Has 'Mic-Drop Moment'

    Arkansas Business // December 1, 2017

    After the state attorney general's office made a case Thursday to allow Arkansas utilities to essentially pay less for electricity generated by customers with solar power systems, citing language in a 2015 law, the law's sponsor begged to differ.

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