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DAVID DALLAS — Mississippi sunshine and the perfect storm

These Desoto solar panels are part of Entergy's small scale “Bright Future Solar Projects”

The perfect solar storm is hitting Mississippi. One that could have us all dancing and singing that Brady Bunch song, “Sunshine Day.” More solar panel manufacturing jobs have come to our state. Entergy Mississippi has developed a pilot project to collect better data for more efficient solar energy for its consumers. And our Public Service Commission is set to approve net ...

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Entergy plans three solar-power pilot projects

The Mississippi Public Service Commission has approved three solar power projects to be constructed by Entergy. The pilot projects, the first to be sponsored by a utility, will be built in Senatobia, Jackson and Brookhaven, Northern District Commissioner Brandon Presley said in a news release. Each will have the capacity to generate 500,000 kilowatts of electricity, the release said. Hattiesburg-based ...

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Solar power company inks letter with manufacturer

GULFPORT — Solar America Corp. has signed a letter of intent with L&G Energy Solutions, a commercial manufacturer of energy management devices including LED lighting and solar equipment. L&G Energy Solutions, based in Round Rock, Texas, is a clean tech company building products aimed at reducing energy consumption. According to the provisions of the LOI, L&G Energy Solutions will supply ...

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Solar company agrees to develop hot water systems

GULFPORT — Solar America Corp. has executed a memorandum of understanding with Solar Energy Labs Inc. of Jacksonville, Fla., a developer of solar hot water solutions. Solar America and Solar Energy Labs will collaborate on incorporation of Solar America’s Solar Power Station technologies into Solar Energy Labs Intellement photovoltaic hot water system. “The opportunity to work with the team at ...

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Solar manufacturer participating in Super Bowl festivities

HATTIESBURG — Solar Alternatives, a solar design and installation company based in New Orleans, and Stion, a solar manufacturer in Hattiesburg, are teaming up to install solar panels at New Orleans’ Kingswood Playground as part of the city’s Super Bowl festivities. On the eve of Super Bowl XLVII, the Super Bowl Host Committee will hold its premier community initiative, Super ...

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State reaches settlement with failed Twin Creeks

SENATOBIA — The state of Mississippi settled a lawsuit Tuesday with Twin Creeks, a California solar panel company that went out of business after the state spent $27.7 million to construct a building for the business in Senatobia and buy equipment, The Associated Press has learned. “I believe we will make a full recovery of state tax dollars through this ...

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CME becomes largest roof-mounted solar power complex

OXFORD — The Center for Manufacturing Excellence at the University of Mississippi had generated 57 kilowatt-hours of electricity, enough power to run the center’s administrative offices and classrooms, or to brew 1,986 cups of coffee. With the installation of more than 400 photovoltaic solar panels complete, the year-old building is the largest roof-mounted solar power complex in the state, said ...

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City pushing abandoned plant site for solar panel farm

COLUMBUS — The city of Columbus has asked the federal government to consider a solar panel farm at the former Kerr-McGee Chemical Plant. The Commercial Dispatch reports the Environmental Protect Agency has agreed to study the site to determine what kind and whether a renewable energy facility can be built on the property. The city is proposing a portable two-megawatt ...

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Read the October 10th issue of the MBJ online

In this week’s MBJ, Amy McCullough examines the explosion of solar companies in Mississippi and whether the companies can keep up with the technology. Only time will tell how Twin Creeks and Stion hold up as Mississippians have bet nearly $400 million on green energy companies Also in this week’s paper: >> ‘YES ON 26’ CREATES UNCERTAINTY FOR STATE BUSINESSES: ...

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