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Entergy Arkansas plans to build a 100-megawatt solar farm in Chicot County, the utility said in a filing with the Arkansas Public Service Commission.

The Chicot Solar Project will be located near Lake Village, Entergy said. It will be the largest solar farm in Arkansas when it is completed.

Entergy will work with NextEra Energy Inc., which will build the Chicot Solar Project. NextEra is the largest generator of solar and wind power in the world.

The project will cover 850 acres and will connect to the existing Lake Village Bagby to Reed 115-kilovolt transmission line.

NextEra also is building an 81 megawatt solar farm near Stuttgart for Entergy.

-- David Smith

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  • RBear
    October 31, 2017 at 11:21 a.m.

    This is great news for Arkansas and will help continue the diversification of power in the state. The sun's energy is free for the taking. Yes, the panels have an upfront and ongoing maintenance tail, but that's no different than any other power source.

  • Jesuswillsave
    October 31, 2017 at 11:58 a.m.

    Sure would like to see the KW cost and the pay back time for this project.

  • 1961Feegis
    October 31, 2017 at 12:51 p.m.

    I will not count on Entergy passing on the savings. The only way anyone will benefit from savings associated with the collection of solar or wind energy is to build your own windmill or set up your own solar panels. I don't have the room or the money to do either but would love to be "off grid".

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