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 Stion Corp. will install the facilities, which will provide electricity for 175 single-family residences.
In a second, smaller project the commission has approved the construction of a solar farm in Chickasaw County, a joint project between the county and Phoenix Solar. The 30-acre site near Okolona will be able to power 300 homes, according to the release.
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