The Sun Shines on Mississippi

Solar energy makes the future brighter for everyone.

Our Members asked for solar power. We delivered. It’s just one way we help keep the environment clean where we work, live and play. Because we all call this place home.

Read on to explore the benefits of adding solar to your energy mix.

Watch how your electric cooperative is shining on.

Cooperative Solar

Solar Education

How does a solar panel convert sunlight to electricity? How many light bulbs can be powered by one panel? And why does this matter? Simple. It’s because solar energy is one of the leading fuel sources of the future.

That’s why we’re passionate about providing education on solar energy. Our Members Singing River Electric and Coast Electric are developing innovative educational programs to spread the word about solar. By hosting school and community groups and conducting solar site tours, we’re teaching the community about solar power in fun, entertaining and memorable ways. Check it out!

Learning about solar energy can be fun! Just watch our video and see for yourself.

Interpretive site signs explain the solar process in an “at-a-glance” format.

Interpretive site signs explain the solar process in an “at-a-glance” format.

Our solar sites at Singing River Electric and Coast Electric are open for group tours

Our Member small-scale solar sites at Singing River Electric and Coast Electric are open for group tours. Schedule one today!

Committed to alternative energy so the future is bright.

Solar Panels

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Solar power is a leading form of environmentally friendly energy. Panels are used to collect sunlight, which is then converted into electricity.

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We currently operate five small-scale solar sites at Coahoma, Coast, Delta, Singing River and Southern Pine electric power cooperatives. Each installation is 100 kilowatts or less. Starting with small solar facilities across the state allowed us to determine the best location, technology and proper configurations for future solar facilities. We’re making certain our investments are sound, economical and successful for our members.

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A diverse energy portfolio helps balance any significant cost increase of a single fuel source. Ours includes natural gas, coal, nuclear and hydropower, another alternative energy source. Adding solar is an example of our commitment to making renewable energy a larger part of our generation mix.

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Our 52MW solar energy facility in Lamar County is up and running. Origis Energy constructed and operates the electric generation site. Cooperative Energy purchases all power produced at the location. The site covers 540 acres and is home to approximately 208,000 photovoltaic solar panels.

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Cooperative Energy Member Systems