OG&E has completed construction on two small solar farms in southeastern Oklahoma, Kallanish Energy reports.
The two 5-megawatt facilities are in Davis and Durant.
They will serve the energy needs of the Chickasaw Nation and the Choctaw Nation, respectively.
Both tribes have purchased about 50% of each facility’s solar output through OG&E’s solar tariff.
The remaining solar capacity has been made available to all customers, and all the solar power is fully subscribed.
The facilities together produce enough electricity to power about 3,570 homes.
Each facility covers about 35 acres and contains 15,344 solar panels.
Both facilities are operating at full capacity, said the company, the electric utility subsidiary of OGE Energy Corp.
Last February, the company had announced plans to build the two solar farms.
The Choctaw Nation has nearly 200,000 members and the Chickasaw Nation has more than 70,000 citizens.
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