New Projects, Solar

NextEra, Entergy Break Ground on 81-MW Solar Project in Arkansas

By Editors of Power Engineering

NextEra Energy Resources and Energy Arkansas have officially broken ground on the 81-MW Stuttgart Solar Energy Center near Stuttgart, Arkansas.

The 475-acre, 350,000-panel project is slated for completion in nine months. Power generated will be sold to Entergy Arkansas under a 20-year power purchase contract.

“This project allows Entergy Arkansas to diversify our power generation in the state and provide our customers with access to emissions-free, renewable energy at a good price,” said Rick Riley, president and CEO of Entergy Arkansas. “In NextEra Energy Resources we have an experienced partner to build and operate a project that will deliver tremendous value to our customers.”