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ARTICLE: Hattiesburg Solar Farm Marks its First Trip Around the Sun

It's been a year this month since state and local officials cut the ribbon on the 450-acre Hattiesburg Solar Farm between Bonhomie Road and U.S. 49 in South Hattiesburg.

Since that time, the site - which is the result of a contract between Silicon Ranch Corporation and Mississippi Power - has functioned quietly to provide 50 megawatts of energy, enough to provide electricity for approximately 6,500 homes in the area.

Construction was completed by Strata Solar, which employed about 350 workers - including 100 local employees - during the construction process. The site is currently undergoing remediation work, including connector replacement in the field. 

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