Year in Review 2017

Year in Review 2017

As we strive to improve the quality of life of the communities we serve by providing leading technologies and services in a sustainable and fiscally responsible manner, Today’s Power, Inc. (TPI) achieved new milestones in 2017. 

Our successes range from achievement in disrupting our business model and entering the commercial and industrial market to provide cost-effective solar projects to that sector.

Trump Sets 4-Year Tariff on Solar Imports

Trump Sets 4-Year Tariff on Solar Imports

"We have not had an opportunity to thoroughly review the new tariff increase on solar cells and modules. However, we believe a 30 percent tariff will not have a significant impact on solar development," said Jennah Denney, marketing chief at Today's Power of Little Rock, told Arkansas Business. She said her company saw solar modules selling for 38 to 42 cents a watt before tariff talk was in the air; now those modules are selling from 52 to 44 cents per watt. "This shows the impact of the tariff is already built into today's pricing."

SATCO Company Becomes First Solar Powered Telephone Company

SATCO Company Becomes First Solar Powered Telephone Company

South Arkansas Telephone Company (SATCO), a member of Ouachita Electric Cooperative (OECC), partnered with their utility and Today’s Power, Inc. (TPI) to install a 120-kW solar array at their Hampton-based location. With the completion of this array, SATCO has officially become the 1st Solar Powered Telephone Company. 

Husqvarna Group switches on its first solar-powered facility

Husqvarna Group switches on its first solar-powered facility

Husqvarna Group in partnership with Today’s Power Inc. (TPI), has today switched on its first solar power generating facility at its current injection molding site in Nashville, Arkansas, USA. The new facility is expected to reduce the CO2 footprint by approximately 1,000 tons in the first year of operation and approximately 25,000 tons over the expected 25-year life of the facility.

South Arkansas Telephone Company to be First Solar Powered Phone Company

South Arkansas Telephone Company to be First Solar Powered Phone Company

In partnership with OECC, SATCO will become the first solar powered telephone company.  The 120-kW array installed at SATCO’s Hampton-based facility will feature 400 solar panels and is expected to be completed by the end of 2017.  TPI will provide both the equipment for the project, which will generate enough power for up to 16 homes annually.

'Locally Grown' Solar On-Line in Arkansas

'Locally Grown' Solar On-Line in Arkansas

Page 44 of RE Magazine - September 2017

Page 44 of RE Magazine - September 2017

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'Locally Grown' Solar On-Line in Arkansas

The dedication of Southern Arkansas's first community solar project provides Ouachita Electric Cooper­ative (OECC) members the opportunity to purchase "locally grown, locally owned" solar energy, the Camden-based co-op announced.  

The 1-MW array, made up of some 3,840 panels on a five-acre site, is in operation, and members can subscribe to the program and receive bill credits. 

Speaking at the dedication, OECC General Manager and CEO Mark Cayce noted that the Holly Springs facility gives members access to renew­able energy even if it is not feasible at their homes, providing an affordable alternative to installing a roof-mounted system and maintaining it for 25 years. 

"Community solar lines up with our cooperative values and we wanted to do the right thing for our members," Cayce added. 

The array was designed by Today's Power Inc. (NRECA Associate Mem­ber; todayspower.com), a subsidiary of Arkansas Electric Cooperatives (statewide). 

Also speaking at the dedication, Today's Power President Michael Henderson said the electricity industry is changing. 

"We must be cognizant of new kinds of approaches." 
-Michael Henderson

Contact: Ouachita Electric Coop­erative, Mark Cayce, 877-252- 4538; Today's Power, Jennah Denney, 501-400-5548; The Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas, Rob Roedel, 501-570-2296.

Husqvarna to Construct Solar Power Generation Facility in Nashville, Arkansas

First Solar Installation for Company will Produce 1.3 Megawatts of Power, Substantially Increasing Share of Electricity from Renewable Energy Resources

CHARLOTTE, N.C. [June 21, 2017] Husqvarna Group, a global manufacturer of outdoor power equipment, is building the industry’s first solar power generating facility at its current injection molding plant in Nashville, Arkansas. The new facility is expected to reduce coal-based CO2 emissions by approximately 2,100 tons in the first year of operation, and approximately 52,000 tons over the expected 25-year life of the facility.

The new solar power generation plant will be capable of producing 1.3 megawatts (1.3 million watts) of solar power, allowing Husqvarna Group to increase its share of electricity from renewable sources of energy, and thus reduce the environmental impact of greenhouse gases and other emissions. Construction will begin in the third quarter of 2017 and is projected to be operational by the end of the year.

“Earlier this year, Husqvarna Group became the world’s first forest and garden company to have our greenhouse gas emission reduction targets approved by an independent initiative. Now, we will become the first company in our industry to build a solar power generating facility,” said Jim Moore, Vice President and General Manager of Sourcing, Operations, and Supply Chain for Husqvarna Group’s Consumer Brands Division. “It is important to demonstrate that we are serious and committed to contributing to a low-carbon future, and drive our industry to take action toward a more sustainable society. This new solar power plant will generate about 25 percent of the annual power required by our injection molding facility in Nashville.”

The solar-powered facility is part of Husqvarna Group’s sustainability journey, and the company’s commitment to reduce its CO2 emissions by a third by 2035. Husqvarna Group operates three facilities in the Nashville area. This newest solar generating system is scalable and has the potential to be expanded in the future.

 

Solar Power Spreads Rapidly Across South Arkansas

Solar Power Spreads Rapidly Across South Arkansas

Ouachita Electric Cooperative Corporation, Inc. (OECC) and Today’s Power, Inc. (TPI), a fully owned subsidiary of the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas, dedicated south Arkansas’s first community solar field, a Solar Test Facility at Southern Arkansas University Tech, and entered into an agreement with South Arkansas Telephone Company (SATCO) to install a 120 kW solar array near their facility in Hampton, AR as part of OECC’s annual meeting on June 22, 2017.