Mississippi’s First Utility-Scale Project Unveiled

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Solar in the Magnolia State just keeps blooming. In July, Seraphim Solar announced its plans to open a solar manufacturing plant in Mississippi. The plant is expected to begin production in November, and will provide 250 solar jobs to Mississippi residents. 

In addition to bringing solar panel production to the state, utilities are beginning to embrace solar as well. Last week Entergy Mississippi Inc. unveiled the state’s first utility-scale solar project.

“We are harnessing the sun to power the future,” said Haley Fisackerly, Entergy Mississippi president and CEO. “This is the first completed, utility-owned solar installation in the state of Mississippi.”

 
The 500 kW ground mount array was completed by Stion Energy Services. Two more are slated to come on-line by the end of the year.

This is all part of Entergy’s Bright Future Plan, which Entergy and the MPUC have created to bring more green energy into the state of Mississippi. Two more projects are slated to be complete by the end of the year. Together, these plants will provide 1500 kW of solar to Mississippi.

Jeffrey Cheng, CEO of Stion Energy Services said, “Stion is proud to partner with Entergy to deliver this historic solar project which will provide a clean, economical source of electricity for Mississippi’s residents.”

Solar in the state will get another boost when 2 more utility-scale plants come on-line next year. These projects for Mississippi Power are expected to bring over 50 MW of solar to the state.

Photo Credit: Shoshanah/Welcome to Mississippi