Renewable Energy Finance: Recurrent Energy Transforming Oklahoma's Energy Landscape with $103 Million Tax Credit Agreement

published on 28 June 2024


Did you know that one of the most significant solar projects in Oklahoma has just become operational? The North Fork Solar Project, a 160 MW powerhouse, is now supplying clean energy to the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA). In this blog, we’ll explore the recent $103 million tax credit transfer agreement between Recurrent Energy and Bank of America, and what this means for the local community and the broader renewable energy landscape.

A Landmark Tax Credit Agreement

Recurrent Energy, a subsidiary of Canadian Solar Inc., has successfully closed a $103 million tax credit facilitation agreement with Bank of America for its North Fork Solar Project. This marks the company's first production tax credit (PTC) transaction and its initial foray into tax credit transfers. By leveraging this financial strategy, Recurrent Energy can accelerate funding and streamline the project's economic benefits. This innovative approach not only boosts the company's financial health but also sets a precedent for future renewable energy projects.

Community and Economic Impact

The North Fork Solar Project isn't just a technological marvel; it’s a significant economic driver for the local community. At its peak, the project employed around 500 construction workers, many from local subcontractors. Now operational, it promises to inject approximately $26 million into community services over its lifetime. Recurrent Energy's commitment to local initiatives, such as supporting Snyder 4-H and FFA, Snyder Prom, and the Cyclone Educational Foundation, underscores the project’s broader societal contributions. These efforts illustrate how large-scale renewable projects can foster community development and engagement.

Long-term Benefits and Sustainability

The operational phase of North Fork Solar signifies a new era for Oklahoma’s energy portfolio. By adding this large-scale solar project, OMPA diversifies its energy resources, offering more sustainable options to its member cities. This diversification is crucial for enhancing energy resilience and sustainability in the region. The partnership with Bank of America, under their $1.5 trillion commitment to sustainable finance by 2030, exemplifies how financial institutions can catalyze renewable energy growth. This collaboration is a blueprint for future projects aiming to balance environmental stewardship with economic viability.


The North Fork Solar Project is a testament to the transformative power of innovative financing and community-focused renewable energy initiatives. As Oklahoma reaps the benefits of this substantial solar endeavor, other regions can look to this project as a model for integrating sustainable energy solutions.

The above analysis is proprietary to Enerdatics’ energy analytics team, based on the current understanding of the available data. The information is subject to change and should not be taken to constitute professional advice or a recommendation.

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