LUCEDALE, MS (WDAM) - A new solar farm opened in George County.
Officials with South Mississippi Electric held a ribbon cutting Monday morning at the new facility in Lucedale.
The panels are used to collect sunlight that is converted into electricity that will be used by thousands of customers.
Each of the solar sites is approximately one-half acre in size and contains 360 panels.
This plant is the first of five facilities South Mississippi Electric plans to build.
"It's significant because it gives us an opportunity to learn about solar to find out how to better fit it into serving our members' needs," Singing River Electric CEO Mike Smith said.
South Mississippi Electric Power Association is opening a similar solar farm in Lamar County.