- Associated Press - Friday, October 2, 2015

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - A 50-megawatt solar energy farm initially planned for Hattiesburg-Forrest County Industrial Park will be shifting to a 460-acre site off the Bonhomie Road-WSF Tatum Boulevard intersection.

The Hattiesburg American reports (http://hatne.ws/1M5T5Ky) the project between the local governments and Strata Solar, LLC, of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, was bumped from the industrial park because of the potential for “glare” coming off the mirror-like panels interfering with flights coming into Chain Municipal Airport.

The revamped $90 million project is expected to start in February and be in operation before the end of 2016.

Strata project developer Alex Hay said the company has signed a contract to sell the electricity generated to Mississippi Power for the next 25 years.

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Information from: The Hattiesburg American, http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com

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