Hattiesburg Solar Farm
About Hattiesburg Solar Farm
Silicon Ranch and Mississippi Power partnered on a large-scale solar generation facility in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. To make the renewable energy project possible, the two companies worked closely with officials from the City of Hattiesburg and Forrest County, as well as the Area Development Partnership.
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Good Neighbors for the Long-Term
Five years after the Hattiesburg Solar Farm started generating power, Silicon Ranch asked those neighboring the facility what it is like to live next to an operating solar farm. Watch the video to hear about their experience.
Project aerials are courtesy of Strata Solar, who served as general contractor on the project
Silicon Ranch funded the construction and will own and operate the facility for the long-term, an approach it takes with every project it develops. Mississippi Power receives all the energy and associated renewable energy credits produced at cost-competitive rates over the next 25 years.
On September 15, 2017, Mississippi Power and Silicon Ranch announced that a 50 MW solar generating facility in Hattiesburg officially became operational, providing energy to the Mississippi Power grid. To make the renewable energy project possible, the two companies worked closely with officials from the City of Hattiesburg and Forrest County, as well as the Area Development Partnership.
The facility – which can produce enough energy to supply power to approximately 6,500 homes – features approximately 200,000 panels and is located on 450 acres in south Hattiesburg. At its peak, the project’s construction supported 350 jobs, many of which were filled by local labor and local subcontractors.
Video courtesy of Mississippi Power Company