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Solar energy facility set to be built in north Mississippi

COLUMBUS, Miss. — A renewable energy company will build a solar facility in northeast Mississippi. The 200-megawatt site will be built outside Columbus, near an industrial site. Tennessee Valley Authority awarded the contract to Florida-based Origis Energy. The site will use the energy produced by 650,000 solar panels. That will be enough power to serve nearly 46,000 homes. Construction is tentatively set to begin in the second half of 2021. The contract says Origis will begin providing energy to TVA in October 2022. The project is TVA's first entry into renewable energy storage.

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