U.S. based energy company, Entergy Mississippi, Inc. has signed a deal with a Canadian energy company to construct solar energy farm of 100 MW capacity. This will be one of the largest utility-owned solar energy firms in the state. The Mississippi Public Service Commission hasn’t provided sanction to this project yet, reliable sources claim.
The subsidiary of Recurrent Energy, LLC, Canadian Solar will build this project on behalf of Entergy Mississippi that will take over the facility once it gets completed. The project price is nearly USD 138.4 million, say reports.
The project will comprise a power generator, a single-axis tracking photovoltaic power generator, and 350,000 photovoltaic modules. This renewable energy, emissions-free facility located in 1,000 acres across Sunflower County will power approximately 16,000 homes with its clean energy generation capability. According to trustworthy sources, this clean energy project is expected to start operating by 2022.
The development of this renewable energy project is the successful result of Entergy Mississippi’s continuous research efforts that it has been putting in since 2016 to strengthen solar as a clean energy source. For the record, in 2016, it has developed three solar pilot projects across Brookhaven, Hinds, and DeSoto counties, and each site will generate nearly 500 kW energy that will be enough for empowering 175 homes, say sources.
The CEO, and president of Entergy Mississippi, Haley Fisackerly said that the Sunflower Solar Facility would support their plan to offer community solar to customers who wanted renewable energy as a part of their energy requirement. He further added that the solar pilot projects helped resolve many questions about solar in Mississippi and marked the beginning of this massive project.
Sources claim that in the coming years, the use of new technologies for developing utilities will transform the future of clean and green energy across several states of U.S.
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