NextEra Energy Resources and Entergy Arkansas are starting building on what is going to turn out to be Arkansas’ largest utility-scale solar energy project: the 100 MW Chicot Solar Energy Center.

The improvement will span roughly 825 acres close to Lake Village in Chicot County and comprise roughly 350,000 solar panels. Construction will final roughly 11 months. A subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources is growing the project and can construct, personal and function it. The energy will serve Entergy Arkansas clients below a 20-year power buy settlement.

“We are pleased that Entergy Arkansas and NextEra Energy Resources have partnered together to bring more solar power to the state,” says Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson. “Utility-scale solar keeps electric rates low, and the clean, renewable energy it provides can be a catalyst for economic growth. This project is great for southeast Arkansas.”

Over its operational life, the Chicot Solar Energy Center is anticipated to generate almost $7 million in further income for Chicot County, with a lot of that funding going to assist Chicot County Public Schools.

PHOTO: Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson

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