Piney Woods Solar
Piney Woods Solar
Piney Woods Solar

Piney Woods Solar


Piney Woods

21st Century Energy and Education for rural Mississippi

Awarded:: Seed Funds, TA Voucher, Participant

Team Information

Team Lead
James Svenstrup
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Project Description

Project / Program Description

Piney Woods Solar is leading the way for solar energy in Mississippi.

Piney Woods School, a historically African-American boarding school for grades 9-12, has a 108-year history of educational excellence and is now redesigning its campus and educational approach for the 21st century.  Piney Woods Solar will deploy a 1MW solar system on campus as a centerpiece of the school’s sustainability work and 21st century vision.  The project will be integrated into the school’s 500-acre sustainable farm and serve as a demonstration project for all of rural Mississippi of the benefits of solar energy.

A new net-metering policy in Mississippi makes this 1MW behind the meter project financially viable will be the largest net-metering project in the Entergy distribution territory.