A subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources and Entergy Arkansas last week announced the start of construction of Arkansas’ largest utility-scale solar energy project, the 100-megawatt Chicot Solar Energy Center, Kallanish Energy reports.
“Entergy Arkansas is already the largest solar provider in the state, and this project allows us to increase what we can provide for our customers,” said Laura Landreaux, president and CEO of Entergy Arkansas. “Large-scale, universal solar allows us to provide the benefits of renewable energy to all of our 700,000 customers at an economic price.”
The Chicot Solar Energy Center is being built on roughly 825 acres, near Lake Village in Chicot County. Construction will last approximately 11 months. Once complete, the facility will feature approximately 350,000 photovoltaic solar panels that convert the sun’s energy into electricity.
The solar energy center will have a capacity to generate 100 MW of electricity, or enough to power more than 18,000 homes.
A subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources is developing the project and will build, own and operate it. The energy will serve Entergy Arkansas customers under a 20-year power purchase agreement.
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