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State’s largest solar project approved in Mississippi

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Recurrent Energy has received approval from the Mississippi Public Service Commission on the build-transfer (BTA) with Entergy Mississippi for the Sunflower solar project.

The largest solar power plant in the state of Mississippi, the 100 megawatt Sunflower solar photovoltaic project has a base purchase price of approximately $138.4 million.

“We would like to thank the Commission for its approval of this build-and-transfer agreement that will allow us to move ahead with the Sunflower project. This agreement with Entergy is another milestone that underscores Recurrent Energy’s leadership position in the U.S. solar development space. We are proud to do our part to expand the use of clean renewable energy from the sun in Mississippi, and to advance the goal of building an environmentally-friendly, low-carbon future,”

Dr. Shawn Qu, chairman, and CEO of Canadian Solar. 

Recurrent Energy, a Canadian Solar subsidiary, will develop the project that will use modules from Canadian Solar and single axis-trackers.

It is expected that the plant will begin commercial operation by mid-2022, allowing the regulated utility to power more than 16.000 homes with clean electricity.

Nedim Husomanovic

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