Curious what it’s like to live next to an operating solar farm? We visited community members in Hattiesburg, Mississippi four years after our Hattiesburg Solar Farm facility started generating power. Hear what they have to say in this video.
“Once that construction was complete, nobody even knows this is back here. There’s zero traffic.”– Todd Jackson, Executive Vice President, Area Development Partnership
“It’s unnoticeable, part of the background of the community, just as a clear acreage is… It’s way better than having a shopping facility here, or doctor’s offices, or any kind of commercial building or another neighborhood over here. It cuts down to where you have a little private community.“– Randy Allen, President Vintage Springs HOA
“In truth, it doesn’t impact daily life here [at the school] at all. When we tell parents that there is a solar farm over there, to be honest, most of them don’t know. So they get excited about the reality of it. And they think it’s a neat opportunity for our kids to learn about renewable energy.”– Rob Shillito, Director of Operations, Presbyterian Christian School
“But it’s not something that makes noise at night. It’s not something that required a lot of the city and it really was a win-win for everyone.”– Toby Barker, Mayor, City of Hattiesburg, MS