Starting in 2017, the state of Mississippi finally showed up on the solar map with considerable solar panel installations. In fact, the state can now claim to have installed 235 megawatts of solar power, giving the state a national ranking of 27th. This number represents almost exclusively utility scale solar. The residential market is not really a part of this picture yet.
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Here are some key numbers about the state’s solar installation activity to date;*
- A total of 7.8 megawatts of solar capacity was added in 2018.
- Mississippi has 20 solar companies, enabling the employment of approximately 770 people.
- A total of $10 million of solar investments benefited the state in 2018. The cumulative total is $274 million.
- Prices for solar have decreased 47 percent over the last five years.
The largest solar installation in the state is the Sumrall Solar Farm 1&2 project which comes in at an impressive 104 megawatts. This is enough electricity to power 26,000 homes. Another notable installation is the 50 megawatt Hattiesburg Solar Farm.*
Mississippi has a net metering program which, like a few others, is favorable to the local utility. This is because excess kilowatt hour credits are credited to the homeowner at the avoided cost rate, instead of the retail rate. Residential solar panel systems are allowed to be 20 kilowatts in size.**
About 9 solar panel contractors now operate in the state. These solar installers can be found Jackson, Hattiesburg, Biloxi, Gulfport, Southaven, Vicksburg, and Meridian, to name a few.
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*Information and figures gathered from seia.org.
**Information and figures gathered from dsireusa.org.