Apex Clean Energy of Charlottesville, Virginia, is developing Soul City Solar, an up to 396 MW facility that is expected to generate enough energy to power over 95,000 homes per year. Situated in Hinds County, adjacent to existing transmission lines on remote private land, the location is highly suitable for a solar energy project.

A Clean Economic Opportunity for Hinds County

Soul City Solar offers a new source of economic development for Hinds County with up to $150 million in new, long-term tax revenue for local schools and county services.

The power from Soul City Solar will be delivered into the local Mississippi electrical grid, helping to diversify the state's energy portfolio. Solar power is one of the most cost-effective sources of electricity available today, and its ability to generate power at peak times helps reduce electricity costs for all consumers.

In addition to creating direct and indirect jobs during construction and operations, Soul City Solar will create opportunities for companies seeking to open new locations in areas with access to renewable power to expand into Hinds County.

Local Economic Benefits

  • Enough power for about 95,000 average Mississippi homes (396 MW)
  • Capital investment of more than $700 million
  • More than 400 construction jobs and significant local spending during construction
  • Up to 10 full time local operations and maintenance jobs for the project’s 30+ year lifespan
  • Up to $150 million in new, long-term tax revenue for Hinds County and local schools over the solar project’s lifetime
  • Existing high-voltage power lines limit the need for new infrastructure