Silicon Ranch will build, own, and operate the solar project, and Mississippi Power will receive all the energy produced at cost-competitive rates over the next 25 years.
Following a groundbreaking event on April 27, Silicon Ranch began building the solar farm. Once the facility is operational in early 2017, the 50 MWac solar plant will produce enough electricity to power approximately 6,500 homes. The Hattiesburg solar farm will be on 450 acres and will feature more than 600,000 solar panels.
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“We are pleased to have Silicon Ranch Corporation investing $100 million in Greater Hattiesburg, MS, in a 50 MW solar farm. The Silicon Ranch team is experienced, professional, and personable. Their senior leadership team is very well versed in governmental affairs and economic development; thus, facilitating a project from its initial stages to implementation becomes a smooth process. Our community is eager to see Silicon Ranch’s Hattiesburg Solar Farm commence construction and come to fruition in 2017.”
-Chad Newell, President, Area Development Partnership (MS)