Oklahoma solar power company enters Northwest Arkansas market

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Oklahoma energy services company EightTwenty Solar has expanded to the Northwest Arkansas market with a Fayetteville office at 5 E. Mountain St.

A spokeswoman said the market entry would create 20 jobs.

“EightTwenty exists to empower people to begin living solar,” founder and CEO Tony Capucille said in a news release. “We work and live in the communities we serve, making us proud to bring solar power to our neighbors. EightTwenty is owned by employees and local investors residing in each of our markets that have a vested interest in our community’s future.”

EightTwenty Solar launched in 2021 to provide solar, storage and electric vehicle (EV) charging to homeowners, commercial businesses, farms and tax-exempt institutions. Products also include exclusively engineered and designed solar carports, pergolas and canopies for various environments.

The business maintains headquarters in Oklahoma City and employs more than 90 people.

EightTwenty Solar has completed projects for The Eye Center and Field Agent in Northwest Arkansas and is working with Fayetteville firm Lefler Capital as a developer.

“Since Lefler Capital’s inception, we have sought forward-thinking ideas to add value to our portfolio, and solar became a very obvious opportunity in Arkansas,” owner T.J. Lefler said in a statement. “EightTwenty has proven to be a trusted solar developer and partner that can handle complex commercial projects. We are thrilled to see how solar is a win for our investors, tenants and our community.”

As part of its market entry, EightTwenty will contribute a portion of its proceeds to GiveSolar projects in Northwest Arkansas. GiveSolar initiatives empower nonprofits to generate their own energy and reduce or eliminate major operational expenses.

EightTwenty will support Cobblestone Farms by delivering its first GiveSolar project in Fayetteville, supporting Cobblestone’s mission to cultivate a community free from hunger through sustainable agriculture.