Solar power in Mississippi

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Solar power in Mississippi on rooftops can provide 22% of all electricity used in Mississippi.[1] Mississippi is one of only two states, along with Florida, to have no potential for wind power, having no locations that would provide at least 30% capacity factor, although 30,000 MW of 100 meter high turbines would operate at 25% capacity factor.[2]

Offering net metering is required by federal law, but Mississippi is one of only four states to not have adopted a statewide policy on net metering, which means it needs to be negotiated with the utility.[3][4]

Statistics[edit]

Source: NREL[5]
Mississippi Grid-Connected PV Capacity (MW)[6][7][8][9][10]
Year Capacity Change % Change
2009 0.1
2010 0.3 0.1 200%
2011 0.6 0.3 100%
2012 0.7 0.1 17%


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References[edit]

  1. ^ Report Argues for a Decentralized System of Renewable Power Generation
  2. ^ Mississippi Wind Power
  3. ^ Freeing the grid
  4. ^ Mississippi
  5. ^ "PV Watts". NREL. Retrieved 11 June 2012. 
  6. ^ Sherwood, Larry (August 2012). "U.S. Solar Market Trends 2011". Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). p. 16. Retrieved 2012-08-16. 
  7. ^ Sherwood, Larry (June 2011). "U.S. Solar Market Trends 2010". Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). p. 20. Retrieved 2011-06-29. 
  8. ^ Sherwood, Larry (July 2010). "U.S. Solar Market Trends 2009". Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  9. ^ Sherwood, Larry (July 2009). "U.S. Solar Market Trends 2008" (PDF). Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). p. 16. Retrieved 2010-07-24. 
  10. ^ Sherwood, Larry (July 2012). "U.S. Solar Market Trends 2012" (PDF). Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). p. 16. Retrieved 2013-10-11. 

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