Silicon Ranch announced that a 50MW solar generating facility in Hattiesburg is operating and providing energy to the Mississippi Power grid. 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.
One of the nation’s largest independent solar power producers, 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. At its peak, the project’s construction supported 350 jobs, many of which were filled by local labor and local subcontractors.
This is the third solar generating facility that Mississippi Power and its partners have brought online this summer, and the second in the Pine Belt region.